The Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) has filed a class action grievance against the Baltimore City Public School System. BTU President Marietta English is urging teachers, PSRPs, and union supporters to RALLY against the changes made to the scoring of the teacher evaluation.
"Let's sent a message to the school district that we are not going to accept these changes. This is UNACCEPTABLE!"
Join us Monday, June 16, 2014
at the BCPSS Headquarters
200 E. North Ave, Baltimore
at 4:00 p.m.
Let the Baltimore School System know they can't change the rules in the middle of the game! Teachers deserve a fair evaluation process that we all can agree on!
The school administration made changes in the process used to evaluate teachers and, as a result, lowered the scores that determine the performance ratings that teachers receive. Teacher performance ratings are tied to teacher pay. In an email to BTU members, President Marietta English said that the BTU had never agreed to the change in the evaluation system. Noting the importance of the union, a school official commented that the administration is open to revisiting the issue and discussing solutions with BTU.
Jimmy Gittings, President of the PSASA stated, "Administrators are in support of teachers in this effort."