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iesha.whitaker
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Teachers Evaluations in NYC

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Started: 4/20/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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iesha.whitaker

Pro

Teachers who work in Nyc should be evaluated and awarded based upon their overall class achievements. Tenure should not be given easily after two or more years but given at an adequate time or point in the teacher's career. Evaluations can give in detail the overall outcome of the curriculum the teacher is providing for the student and allow the parents to be informed about the class and the setting and the curriculum taught to their child or children. When the evaluations came out in the ny post last month it raise a couple of questions. Mayor Bloomberg wanted to give out an incentive to those teachers who have excelled or achieved the goal within each grade level. He wanted to offer the teachers a 20,000 dollar award and begin to open up 50 more schools including charter schools to have more teachers apply for these positions and scope the children of tommorrow. Teachers need to be recognized not only by their scholarly academics and their potential to have progression within a classroom setting.
meganwins

Con

well, first hi. :)
i defiantly think your argument is ridiculous. teachers should NOT be graded for their students performance!
1- there are obviously students who hate teachers, i'm pretty sure you have hated a teacher or two during school. other students wanna get back at them by getting bad grades... it's a good way they can get revenge.
so, the teacher is gonna go broke because of a few jerk students? eat roman noddles and live under bridges.
2- what if the students refuse to learn. they refuse to do any work. and all they wanna do is sleep, and be lazy. uh, no.
Debate Round No. 1
iesha.whitaker

Pro

What are you talking about obviously you are not aware of how these evaluations work they are graded according to their overall classroom successes. The children have a very small part in deciding which teacher gets a grade of achievement or under achievement. The Department of Education grades them on their own merit system and procedure that the department calls for. Why would nyc leave the grading system up to students who are in the learning process themselves that would be ridiculous. The teacher is the one who has to follow a curriculum and depending upon how well the information is portrayed and received by the students the teacher has the obligation to go forth and give the students an outlet to scoping the minds of tommorrow. The teachers will be graded based upon their attendance, their overall rates of the reading and math scores of the students, the parent teacher meetings about the student, the interaction between the students and the teacher. The teacher is no longer comfortable in having tenure they have to work hard in order to keep their position. This gives the teachers a heads up on how well or not well they are doing their job and also it gives those who want to have a career in teaching an incentive or how they can change or better the school system for the students learning and for the teachers who are constantly learning everyday. The Department of Education has the guidelines for these teachers conduct and achievements and the students can only be surveyed as to what the class has given them not much of a which teacher needs to go or stay but what each teacher can do to keep the students attentive and how they can make it more interesting and exciting to learn new material. The students are like the lab rats except there is no harm being done to them intentionally.
meganwins

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meganwins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
iesha.whitaker

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No further comment my oppo´┐Żent chose to forfeit the remaining rounds.
meganwins

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meganwins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by meganwins 5 years ago
meganwins
it's about teachers getting graded for student grades.
Posted by imabench 5 years ago
imabench
So what exactly is being debated here?
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