June 21, 2012

Statement from Speaker Silver on
Agreement on Teacher Evaluations

Teachers are tasked with the enormous responsibility of educating our children and they perform one of the most important jobs imaginable. This legislation governing the disclosure of evaluations strikes a fair balance between a parent's right to know information about their child's educators or schools and a teacher's right to privacy. Teacher evaluations are a brand new tool, so we should proceed carefully, and I thank the Governor for taking the lead in crafting a solution that will work for all.