You try to reach your students by teaching them in the language they speak at home and on the streets, and you get rated as "ineffective"? Lets axe yous this: "if their parents refuse to set the example by speaking proper English, and instead talk like ebonics rejects, in order for the teachers to reach the kids they have to work in a language the kids understand and are experienced. Doing this gets them low rated. Way to setup the teachers to fail no mater what they do. Is it any wonder nobody wants to be a teacher anymore? Black students are more likely to get ‘ineffective’ teachers: report Black students in New York state are 44 percent more likely than white students to have a teacher rated “ineffective” in math, and 35 percent more likely to have one rated “ineffective” in English, startling new figures from the state Education Department show. The unprecedented analysis stemmed from the results of the statewide teacher-evaluation system, which for the first time required student performance on standardized exams to factor into teachers’ ratings. The report found that Hispanic students are also more likely to get stuck with bottom-rated instructors than their white peers, but by a smaller margin of 15 percent in math and 7 percent in English. Asian students, by contrast, are 2.4 times less likely than white students to be taught by “ineffective” teachers in both subjects. Advocates say the problem should be addressed in part by paying the best teachers a higher salary to work in the lowest-performing schools, something that’s currently barred by most teacher union contracts. “Effective teachers who take on the toughest challenges should be recognized and rewarded for doing so — as professionals are in every other field,” said Dan Weisberg, CEO of TNTP, a national nonprofit dedicated to educational inequality. The state data show that low-performing students of all races — who need the most help and the strongest teachers — are also getting short-changed when it comes to the caliber of their teachers. With the state Board of Regents set to vote next week on strengthening the teacher-evaluation system, advocates said the data helps demonstrate the pressing need for improvements. “On Monday, the Board of Regents have a choice — they can keep pretending students across the state all have access to great teachers or they can accept reality and use evidence from an accurate evaluation system to make the real changes our kids deserve,” said Jenny Sedlis, executive director of StudentsFirstNY. The United Federation of Teachers said a provision in last year’s contract allows hard-to-staff schools to pay all of their teachers — except those rated “ineffective” — a modest bonus of $5,000. But the city Department of Education has yet to enact the program.