Andy Mitchell 
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Re: “Hundreds of city teachers appealing APPR

As a Webster teacher, I completely agree with Adam Urbanski's comment.

City teachers are not worse than suburban teachers.

I worked hard last year. I earned my H.

If I taught in the city, I might have a D or an I on my HEDI rating instead.

Unfortunately, Cuomo's APPR system makes it rational for urban educators to flee to the suburbs. Despite the State Education Department's attempt to make statistical adjustments for high-needs student populations (my score was quite reasonably reduced for serving a less-needy group of students last year), there is no formula powerful enough to account for the negative effects of poverty on academic achivement.

So I get to walk away with my H while equally-qualified teachers in the city get slammed.

How does this benefit city students?

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Posted by Andy Mitchell on 10/02/2013 at 9:40 PM

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