NYC Set To Release Controversial Teacher Effectiveness Rankings

UPDATE: According to the New York City Department of Education, the planned release of the reports is in response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests made by specific organizations, including The New York Times, the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal. The reports are not intended to be broadly released.

The New York City Department of Education is set to release individual effective rankings of 12,000 teachers this Friday, according to the New York Daily News.

The city's United Federation of Teachers is fighting back -- it plans to go to court as early as Thursday to ensure the controversial documents, based on students' test scores, aren't released.

Union President Michael Mulgrew argued against the release:

"After years of boasting by the Department of Education about our kids' progress, the state declares that the tests the DOE has been citing are basically useless...Now the DOE wants to make public a group of reports based on these faulty tests, reports that also feature other incomplete and inaccurate student data."

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