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 December 22, 2009  Posted by  Court, Workplace

Catherine Candisky updates us all on a case that pits a teachers’ union against the state’s Republican Party.

The head of Ohio’s largest teachers union told a judge yesterday that releasing the names, addresses and other personal information of licensed teachers, administrators and school staff puts their safety and privacy at risk.

“Acts of violence, verbal abuse and threats” were among the concerns cited by Patricia Frost-Brooks, president of the Ohio Education Association.

The union is seeking a permanent injunction blocking the Department of Education from releasing the information. It was requested last month by the Ohio Republican Party under state public-records law.

Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.

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