Rochester Teachers Sue State over Teacher Evaluations

There are 20 comments on the Mar 10, 2014, WHAM-AM Rochester story titled Rochester Teachers Sue State over Teacher Evaluations. In it, WHAM-AM Rochester reports that:

The Rochester Teachers Association is suing the Regents and the State Education Department, claiming they unfairly penalized Rochester teachers during their annual performance reviews.

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you never get it

Rochester, NY

#1 Mar 10, 2014
Do your jobs then you wouldn't have to whine all of the time. Get rid of tenure and the unions and lets see what happens then.

“ I DO WHAT I LIKE............ .”

Since: Mar 14

AND I LIKE WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!

#2 Mar 10, 2014
The really do only think about the kids, don't they.
CityRes

Rochester, NY

#3 Mar 10, 2014
Maybe the city students should sue the city school teachers over their bad grades??

“ I DO WHAT I LIKE............ .”

Since: Mar 14

AND I LIKE WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!

#4 Mar 10, 2014
CityRes wrote:
Maybe the city students should sue the city school teachers over their bad grades??
You can't teach the stupid to be smart. Not saying all are stupid, but the stupid ones will always be stupid and need remedial education and skill development. Not all are made for college and those that are will always succeed. Geniuses are born, not created. The prepping all for college and intellectual pursuit is the reason for failure.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#5 Mar 10, 2014
An "F" is easier to give than to receive!
Sam

Rochester, NY

#6 Mar 18, 2014
You can't make chicken salad out of chicken SHIT!
The man

Rochester, NY

#7 Mar 18, 2014
Crap in, crap out.

The pitiful graduation rate says it all.

Nice job there you nitwit teachers!
Tired of this

Worcester, MA

#8 Dec 31, 2014
I, have worked in the city schools. A lot of teachers need to be fired for incompetence/insubordination.T hey are a hinderance to their students well being. The majority of city school teachers cannot/will not teach! A majority are very disrespectful and verbally abusive to students, then want to run to an administrator to have the student expelled when they cuss the teacher out or beat them up! They take constant breaks and often have no lesson plans prepared and leave their classes in the care of teacher aides which is against NYS education law. Teacher assistants can be left with students up to half an hour but not aides, unless they are a break aid. It is crimminal that any teacher should be rewarded for not doing their job! Bad teachers flock to the city because they feel they can never be fired! When in reality a lot of teachers and administrators need to be fired for incompetence. NYS should just take over the RCSD. They need to start over from scratch!
Whitey

Cheshire, CT

#10 Dec 31, 2014
Got to admire your balls baby!Not your POV,but then again I don't teach in the city w/a screwed up system.
Iced Out Barbie

Buffalo, NY

#11 Dec 31, 2014
Whitey wrote:
Got to admire your balls baby!Not your POV,but then again I don't teach in the city w/a screwed up system.
I'd love to feel your balls, "Whitey".
Tired of this

Worcester, MA

#12 Jan 1, 2015
When Mr. Urbanski retires, the bad teachers black and white will have no one to fight for them! They will have to dress professionally, they will have, to have lessons prepared or they will be gone!
Sam

Rochester, NY

#13 Jan 1, 2015
Being a teacher in the inner city is an animal of a different stripe. In the city schools everything that works contrary to providing a sound education to students occurs. We all know that poverty is the greatest impediment and is a tough nut to crack; but what are the things that we do have some control over that can help to overcome poverty in the long run? I think the the number one thing, other than poverty, that may help is parental influence. The parents should be teaching their children: respect for authority, value for education, 100% attendance in school, backing the teachers instead of students, coming prepared to learn, and being active participants in their education. These are all things that parents can do that do not have anything to do with poverty and will help their children be successful. They are also things that most parents of successful children have done forever.
RCSD

Rochester, NY

#14 Jan 1, 2015
"If there is one fly in the ointment, it is the educational outcome of most city students. Wherever you want to point the finger of blame, the fact is most kids in the city come out of the school system without basic math and reading skills, both of which are essential to making a way in life. The situation perpetuates a bondage of ignorance which chains individuals and communities. Unless it changes, the children of Rochester may play only a marginal role in the cityís inevitable resurgence.

But there will be a resurgence.

There has always been a resurgence.

This is Rochester. Itís what we do."

From Bob Lonsberry blog
Sam wrote:
Being a teacher in the inner city is an animal of a different stripe. In the city schools everything that works contrary to providing a sound education to students occurs. We all know that poverty is the greatest impediment and is a tough nut to crack; but what are the things that we do have some control over that can help to overcome poverty in the long run? I think the the number one thing, other than poverty, that may help is parental influence. The parents should be teaching their children: respect for authority, value for education, 100% attendance in school, backing the teachers instead of students, coming prepared to learn, and being active participants in their education. These are all things that parents can do that do not have anything to do with poverty and will help their children be successful. They are also things that most parents of successful children have done forever.
Chevy

Rochester, NY

#15 Jan 1, 2015
Census

Rochester, NY

#16 Jan 1, 2015
Chevy wrote:
http://atlantablackstar.com/20 14/07/23/african-american-make -fastest-growing-segment-homes chooling/
Yep, increase the numbers of homeschooling networks and other alternatives to RCSD. Classrooms won't be as full, teachers won't fear for their lives, and won't have to commute from their residential towns.
Tired of this

Worcester, MA

#17 Jan 1, 2015
The mayor/city council and the state education department really need to put cameras in the classrooms in the RCSD. Just like the red light cameras lowered the accident rates on the city streets, classroom cameras would shed light on why the city schools are failing. I guarantee people would be shocked.

The parents are definitely to blame.( I have seen so many neglectful parents and it makes me very sad and hopeless. Many parents need to be forced to attend classes on how to use condoms and birth control since they do not want to take care of their children/responsibilities) but so are the teachers and administrators. They chose education as a profession. Tenure needs to be done away with. Many of the worst teachers/administrators in the RCSD have been there 10 years or more. Some even have the nerve to brag that they will never be fired because they work for a city school.
Chevy

Rochester, NY

#18 Jan 1, 2015
Tired of this wrote:
The mayor/city council and the state education department really need to put cameras in the classrooms in the RCSD. Just like the red light cameras lowered the accident rates on the city streets, classroom cameras would shed light on why the city schools are failing. I guarantee people would be shocked.
The parents are definitely to blame.( I have seen so many neglectful parents and it makes me very sad and hopeless. Many parents need to be forced to attend classes on how to use condoms and birth control since they do not want to take care of their children/responsibilities) but so are the teachers and administrators. They chose education as a profession. Tenure needs to be done away with. Many of the worst teachers/administrators in the RCSD have been there 10 years or more. Some even have the nerve to brag that they will never be fired because they work for a city school.
I actually agree.
Token pigpen

Rochester, NY

#19 Jan 1, 2015
Census wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, increase the numbers of homeschooling networks and other alternatives to RCSD. Classrooms won't be as full, teachers won't fear for their lives........
All you would have left is the uneducatable.......the ones we ALL need to fear.
Chevy

Rochester, NY

#20 Jan 1, 2015
Token pigpen wrote:
<quoted text>
All you would have left is the uneducatable.......the ones we ALL need to fear.
Well, then we will see who will run fast back to the burbs and let effective Black educators in for once.
Token pigpen

Rochester, NY

#21 Jan 1, 2015
Sam wrote:
Being a teacher in the inner city is an animal of a different stripe. In the city schools everything that works contrary to providing a sound education to students occurs. We all know that poverty is the greatest impediment and is a tough nut to crack; but what are the things that we do have some control over that can help to overcome poverty in the long run? I think the the number one thing, other than poverty, that may help is parental influence. The parents should be teaching their children: respect for authority, value for education, 100% attendance in school, backing the teachers instead of students, coming prepared to learn, and being active participants in their education. These are all things that parents can do that do not have anything to do with poverty and will help their children be successful. They are also things that most parents of successful children have done forever.
Poverty is no excuse. Some of the poorest countries in the world have over 80% literacy rates.

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