Study Shows Teachers With Low Ratings More Likely To Teach At Poor Schools With Higher Numbers Of Hispanic And Black Students.
Teachers who received bad performance ratings in the past school year were likelier to be teaching in high-poverty schools, or in schools with high percentages of black, Hispanic or low-achieving students, a new analysis found.
The StudentsFirstNY report on the 3.2 percent of teachers were rated “unsatisfactory” — known as a "U-rating" — for the 2011-12 school year found large differences in how they were distributed throughout the school system.
StudentsFirstNY, part of a national organization founded by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, has been advocating largely on teacher quality and school choice issues.
One the high end, two schools – PS 4 in The Bronx and Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet HS in Queens – had one-third of their teachers hit with a so-called U-rating that year.
The top 10 percent of schools -- 77 of the 1,509 schools included in the study -- had nearly 19 percent of their teachers rated unsatisfactory.
At the same time, 748 out of the 1,509 principals didn’t issue a single U-rating in 2011-12.
The analysis found that students in high-poverty schools were at least three times more likely to be taught by a U-rated teacher than were students in low-poverty schools.
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Who is that news to, right? Smh. But considering the importance of a good education in this country what do feel can be done to improve our schools (inner city schools, schools in predominantly black/latino areas, etc) ?
And do you believe the teachers rated unsatisfactory because of the students they teach, or are students not performing well because the teachers are unsatisfactory?