Report: Poor kids have failing teachers

StudentsFirstNY reports 3.4 percent of teachers in poor neighborhoods were rated unsatisfactory last year.

StudentsFirstNY reports 3.4 percent of teachers in poor neighborhoods were rated unsatisfactory last year. (1/11/13)

NEW YORK - A new report shows students in poor New York City neighborhoods are more likely to have failing teachers.

Education advocacy group StudentsFirstNY reports 3.4 percent of teachers in poor neighborhoods were rated unsatisfactory last year, compared to 1.3 percent of underperforming teachers in wealthier neighborhoods.

The city and teachers union have until Jan. 17 to reach an agreement on a teacher evaluation system.

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