I strongly agree with Erica Green's article regarding city teachers ("Many city teachers ranked unsatisfactory," Feb. 8). If teachers aren't giving students the knowledge necessary to perform well on tests, then something should be done. Evaluations offer teachers the ability to better themselves and can boost their relationship with students.
There are some teachers who recognize the problem and some who don't. Once you have received a poor evaluation, then you should be on notice that your job is on the line. Next year, 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation will be based on students achievement. That may worry teachers, but student performance is likely to increase as the quality of the teaching staff grows. We have students in college now who aspire to be great teachers.