Jan 102011
 January 10, 2011  Posted by  Court, Workplace

Jose Martinez reports:

A Manhattan judge ruled Monday that the Department of Education can release the names and job rankings of more than 12,000 public school teachers.

The decision by Justice Cynthia Kern is a blow to the United Federation of Teachers, which tried to block the DOE from making the internal ratings system public.

The union has argued the data is flawed – and releasing wrong information to the public could destroy careers.

In a 10-page decision, Kern noted that the union’s concerns over privacy are outweighed by public interest in how teachers perform – and pointed out that the courts have repeatedly held that the release of job-related information is not an invasion of privacy.

Read more in the New York Daily News

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