In the evaluation process U ratings are meaningless because there are no facts in observations. Nonetheless, careers are ended after a U rating in the senseless destruction of good teaching in NYC.
Teachers at Public School 4 in Crotona balk at having highest rate of unsatisfactory instructors, per report
Parents shocked that "A" rated school could be home to so many poor teachers
|Principal Vincent Resto|
BY CORINNE LESTCH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
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Teachers at Public School 4 in Crotona fumed about landing on a list of schools with poorly rated instructors.
Principal Vincent Resto doled out unsatisfactory ratings, dubbed “U-ratings,” to more than a third of the teachers at the K-8 school, according to a recent report from StudentsFirstNY, an education reform group.
“It’s not the teachers, it’s the program we’re asked to teach,” slammed one teacher who admitted he was one of 11 who were branded ‘bad.’
“We’re asked to do the impossible,” the teacher continued. “We’ve had 19 teachers leave since the start of the school year. What does that say? The administration is the problem.”
According to state statistics, the turnover rate of teachers with fewer than five years of experience at the school has climbed to nearly 60% in the 2009-10 academic year.
Another school employee who declined to give her name said teachers are not the problem.
“It’s the principal,” she said. “He’s not very popular among the staff.”
Resto, who started his post in 2007, did not return a request for comment Monday.
Parents were shocked that the A-rated school is filled with bad apples.
According to the same report, nearly 80% of fourth-grade students are proficient in math, and about 70% of eighth-grade students are proficient in math.