I have written about the use of the word "subpar" many times on this blog, and here it comes again:
What is the definition of a "subpar" (or "ineffective") teacher?
Who created these definitions?
And, no matter who defines what "subpar" means, the fact is that there is no Standard of Teacher performance that properly defines the term, either.
Remember, there are no facts in observations. (Elentuck v Green). Even NYC DOE General Counsel Courtenaye Jackson-Chase adheres to this ruling. What you see is defined by your opinions and belief system.
This story by Chalkbeat below is so biased, it should be rebutted by all ATRs who ever entered that pool of teacher/educators/Guidance Counselors, etc. The spin is astounding, as if the news written in such a way will force the ATRs out of the system....wait! So THAT's why the article was written!! Truthfulness and fair reporting had nothing to do with it.
I see now.
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