Lawmakers, Cuomo Focus on Teacher Evaluations | NBC New York

Lawmakers, Cuomo Focus on Teacher Evaluations

Evaluations would be released to parents, if approved




    Private negotiations between Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders that have raged for weeks on bills are expected to end by midnight Monday night if bills are to be adopted by the end of this legislative session.

    The biggest would likely release teacher evaluations to parents, but not to the general public. That would be a win for the teachers' unions. Gov. Cuomo and legislators appear to be settling on a deal to release only general labels of effectiveness.

    Education reformers including Mayor Bloomberg say teacher evaluations should be made public as the best and fastest way to improve schools, motivate teachers and inform parents.

    Other bills being discussed include decriminalizing the public possession of small amounts of marijuana.