Here's Why Bloomberg And The UFT Couldn't Come To A Deal On Teacher Evaluations
It's official: as of yesterday afternoon, the teachers union and the Mayor's education officials both walked out on negotiations for a teacher evaluations deal worth millions. That means that the January 17th deadline has come and went, placing New York State out of Race to the Top fund consideration. And it's all because these two parties simply could not get along.
"Mayor Bloomberg blew the deal up in the early hours today, and despite the involvement of state officials, we could not put it back together," Mr. Mulgrew said. In response, the Mayor took a classic emotional route to accuse the teachers' union of squandering here: "In failing to reach an agreement, the saddest part is that our students will pay the cost. I can't tell you how much it pains me to see this happening."
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