Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: CAP’s Cynthia Brown on Media Outlets Releasing New York City Teacher Ratings
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP’s Cynthia Brown on Media Outlets Releasing New York City Teacher Ratings

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  • Katie Peters

Washington D.C. – Today, Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress released the following statement regarding the decision of the New York Times and other media outlets to publish the value-added ratings of thousands of New York City public school teachers:

While we support next-generation evaluation systems that include student achievement as a component, we believe the public release of value-added data on individual teachers is irresponsible. The identification of teachers with value-added estimates will undermine initiatives to improve schools by hamstringing efforts to make actual classroom performance the basis for decisions affecting the career prospects of currently practicing teachers. In this case, less disclosure is more reform.

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