NYC mayor: We won't sign bad evaluation deal

NYC mayor says he won't sign a bad teacher evaluation deal just to get state education funds

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City officials will not sign what they consider to be a bad deal on teacher evaluations just to get state funding.

Bloomberg said Tuesday that he would not be "complicit in a fraud."

The city and the United Federation of Teachers failed to meet a deadline of last Thursday to agree on a way to evaluate 75,000 teachers.

Bloomberg said one stumbling block was the union's demand for a two-year sunset clause in the agreement.

The city stands to lose up to $450 million in aid and grants for missing the deadline.

Bloomberg said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott called union head Michael Mulgrew on Tuesday and suggested another meeting.

Mulgrew said Bloomberg's attitude is: "I am always right and everyone else is wrong."

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