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New York State Receives A Grade of ‘C’ For Teacher Quality

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New York State has made some progress.  Out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, New York ranked 13th, according to a report by the National Council on Teacher Quality.  Two years ago, the state received a D-plus, however; for 2011 the state received a letter grade of C.  No state received an A, but Florida was one of the highest with a B. 

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The National Council is a Washington based group.  The report comes on the heels of the state and New York City struggling with the issue of teacher evaluations.  No comments were received from the state Education Department.  Carl Korn, a spokesman for New York State United Teachers, did comment saying the union agrees with a standardized way to evaluate teachers. 

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The report ranked all the states based on whether teachers were well prepared, what measures are in place to retain the better teachers, and how easy it is to get rid of the bad teachers.  Governor Cuomo said school districts must settle on a new teacher evaluation system this month or they will lose their share of the proposed four-percent increase in spending on education.

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