United Federation of Teachers chief Mike Mulgrew reportedly is crowing that almost 97 percent of city teachers rated “effective” or “highly effective” this year. As well he should — since it means he’s succeeded in making the evaluations a joke.
After all, how do you have so many effective teachers when so many kids can barely read?
Officially, the latest number is 93 percent — for 2016. The State Education Department won’t release the 2017 figures until Oct. 27. But Mulgrew has lots and lots of inside pals at SED: After all, the state’s teachers unions basically dictate who runs the department, thanks to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.