While we do not yet know how many teachers may be subject to discipline once this year’s evaluations are completed, NJEA will vigorously represent any member who believes his or her evaluation is flawed or inaccurate. This evaluation system is tremendously complex, and we will work to ensure that it is not misused to target or punish teachers unfairly. Just as educators must live up to the requirements of the new system, administrators and districts must comply as well.That's an excerpt from NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer's press release on the new D.O.E. report, issued yesterday, on this first year's implementation of N.J.'s new teacher evaluation bill. Out of a total cadre of 113,000 teachers, 97.2% were rated effective. So aren't Steinhauer's remarks a little harsh?
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