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Court says Teacher Data Reports can be released

Controversial Teacher Data Reports produced by the Department of Education in 2008 and 2009 may be released to the media in the coming weeks after the state's highest court refused to hear the UFT's appeal to block their publication. This move by the state Court of Appeals comes after more than two years of litigation in which the union used every legal recourse to stop the release of the reports.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded with the following statement:

The Teacher Data Reports are based on bad data and an unproven methodology with a huge margin of error. They are not an accurate reflection of the work of any teacher. Their release would be particularly inappropriate in view of the fact that the Department of Education has already announced that they will be discontinued and replaced with a statewide program.

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