Friday, April 3, 2015

Probably Impact of Cuomo/Tisch Teacher Evaluation Polices on Teachers/Students of Color by Brian Crowell



 I have attached my Empirical Findings on the probable effect of the Tisch/Cuomo teacher evaluation policy.. Due to my Graduate Work I don't have time to do a more Comprehensive Report, however my report can absolutely help NUSUT in a positive direction.

1. African American teachers are represented at high poverty schools (schools with significant populations of free and reduced lunch) beyond what their population suggests.
2. African American teachers are represented at low poverty schools( schools with low numbers of free and reduced lunch) lower than what their population suggests.

3. Hispanic American teachers are represented at high poverty schools  (schools with significant populations of free and reduced lunch) beyond what their population suggests.
4. Hispanic American teachers are represented at low poverty schools( schools with low number of free and reduced lunch) at a lower representation than their population suggests.

Combined with the Princeton Study (see scanned documents page 58 highlighted sections) which shows that 28.8 of Poor Children report to have repeated a grade and have been retained. 11.9% have been expelled or suspended. 21% have dropped out of school and didn't finish high school. We can absolutely infer from these findings that this at risk population will be the students who don't fair well on standardized test.

To continue, we can also absolutely infer that African American and Hispanic Teachers who serve these students will be disproportionately targeted for termination and or discipline due to low test scores on their Performance Evaluation. This Disparate Treatment Discrimination against the student and the teachers must be called to account. New York PERB Laws, New York State Laws and Federal Laws have precedent on these issues.

Sincerely,
Brian Crowell 
Member AFT
California