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N.Y.C. Union Sues Over Teacher Data
New York City officials agreed last week to delay the planned release of performance ratings based on student test scores for 12,000 teachers until a Nov. 24 court hearing.
The United Federation of Teachers sought an injunction to block the release, arguing that the ratings are based on unproven methodology. Several New York-based news organizations filed requests for the information after the Los Angeles Times obtained—and published—similar information on individual teachers.
Natalie Ravitz, a school district spokeswoman, said, "We continue to believe that it is our obligation, under the law, to provide this data, but will await the courts ruling after a full briefing."
Vol. 30, Issue 09, Page 4Published in Print: October 27, 2010, as N.Y.C. Union Sues Over Teacher Data