A top DOE official revealed one-in-five teachers were rated "ineffective" under a pilot program for the city's new teacher evaulation system, Crain's reported.
The City Council will now vote on the austere 2012 budget and its deep cuts Wednesday morning.
About 1,000 city workers will still be laid off under the budget plan, set to be approved by the City Council Tuesday.
A crowd rallied outside P.S. 51 in Hell's Kitchen Wednesday to protest the Department of Education's proposal.
Last year the union was successful in halting the shuttering of 19 schools the city tried to close for poor performance.
Workers at Opportunity Charter School in Harlem are seeking representation by the United Federation of Teachers.
78 percent of Manhattan public school parents polled said they don't like the way Mayor Bloomberg is handling city schools.
The mayor's executive budget for the coming year includes the elimination of more than 6,000 teachers.
Newly appointed Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott began his first day on the job by walking his grandson to school.
Parents say their voices have been lost in the battle between the teacher's union and the mayor.
Bloomberg is urging the state to repeal its seniority-based 'Last in, first out' policy ahead of layoffs.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged the state to repeal the seniority-based firing policy ahead of major teacher layoffs.
The majority of schools in District 1 could face major layoffs under the city's proposed teacher firings.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to lay off 4,666 teachers and lose another 1,500 through attrition.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned of thousands of city layoffs if the budget proposed by Gov. Cuomo is passed.
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