Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s inbox is filling with emails from teachers either steamed or satisfied with Friday’s release of their controversial rankings.
“People are having very gut reactions to the publication of the data,” he said. “We knew when we posted, there were going to be reactions. .. I even had mixed reactions myself. But it’s out there and we’re starting to have healthy discussions about."
The passionate responses that Walcott received mirrored what parents, teachers and principals told the Daily News about the instructor evaluations that have divided school communities around the city.
“I’m so disgusted and so demoralized,” said Lynda Costagliola, a teacher at Public School 3 in Brooklyn who was rated average. “We do a lot of good things,” the 35-year veteran said. “For this report to come and penalize me it’s not fair. It’s a witch hunt.”