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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NY union to appeal release of teacher rankings

from All Headline News:
Teachers in New York plan to appeal a court decision allowing the state education department to release their names and rankings, citing privacy and flawed data.

The United Federation of Teachers will seek a review of the ruling of State Supreme Court Judge Cynthia Kern on the release of performance reports of 12,000 teachers.

Kern issued her decision on Monday, saying, "It was not arbitrary and capricious for the DOE to find that the privacy interest at issue is outweighed by the public's interest in disclosure."
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