View Full Version : All NYC New York City teacher evaluations based on students' test scores can be made public, court rules

08-26-2011, 09:30 AM
From NYDailyNews (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/08/25/2011-08-25_new_york_city_teacher_evaluations_based_on_stud ents_test_scores_can_be_made_publ.html) by Ben Chapman and Rachel Monahan:

The public has a right to view the controversial ratings of 12,000 city teachers that were based on their students' tests scores, the Manhattan Appellate Division ruled Thursday.

The decision, affirming one by the lower court, deals a blow to the teachers union, which sued to protect their members' privacy, citing disastrous mistakes in the calculations of the evaluations.

The Appellate division judges dismissed those privacy concerns.

"The reports concern information of a type that is of compelling interest to the public, namely, the proficiency of public employees in the performance of their job duties," the division ruled.

It was not immediately clear when the so-called teacher data reports will be released because the union will seek to appeal the decision again, officials said.

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