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Michaud: Welcoming dialogue about teacher evaluations


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The letters page today published some pretty harsh words about Newsday. Four Long Island school superintendents took issue with a Monday editorial that said school officials are whining when they complain about the cost of a new teacher evaluation system. The editorial came on the heels of a news story that ran last week.

When the Editorial Board publishes criticism of itself -- and devotes an entire page to the response -- we are trying to send a message. That is, we welcome the debate.

A healthy, respectful dialogue about the issues we face on Long Island is how we on the Opinion staff view our mission.

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We welcome solid arguments such as these superintendents made. And we hope to roll out better platforms for debate in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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