Teachers aren’t ready. Students aren’t ready.


“Teachers aren’t ready. Students aren’t ready. And [it’s] before the DOE is ready, obviously, if they don’t even have tests out yet [for all classes].”

— High school teacher John Yanno for the Secondary School for Law in New York.

The first day of school for 1.1 million students also marks the start of a controversial teacher evaluation plan in New York.

Many teachers and principals working in the five boroughs are concerned, even angry, that the Department of Education is rolling out the complicated evaluation system too quickly.