Union lawsuit is considered over N.Y. teacher evaluations

05/18/2011 | WNYC-AM/FM (New York Public Radio)

The umbrella organization of New York state's teachers unions is contemplating legal action over the teacher-evaluation system approved this week by the state's Board of Regents. The new evaluations would link up to 40% of teacher ratings to students' state test scores, rather than the 20% agreed to by the unions. "It's over-weighting something that all of the experts and researchers say should never be given the kind of weight that the Regents are asking to do," said Richard Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers.

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