Are Diana Lam and Joel Klein Violating Section 100.2 of the NY State Regulations?
Teachers have contacted The E-Accountability Foundation with their anger, frustration, and sheer outrage at the way their professionalism is being questioned if they do not have the desks set up into circles, if there is no rug, the rocking chair is not in the right place, etc.
Some say that by Lam having given orders to the effect of "no rows," "do groupwork," "put rugs on the floor," "use rocking chairs," "use this reading program," "use that math program," "have your bulletin boards just so," etc., she is not only disregarding a finding of the previous Commissoner, Thomas Sobol, but she is also disregarding Section 100.2(o)(2) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education which call for certain written procedures to be followed in connection with the evaluation of professional staff.
These Regulations specifically mandate that their be peer involvement in the development of rating procedures.
Even the State Ed Department doesn't want these autocratic, top-down management styles.