Teacher Data Reports Made Public

February 27, 2012 Updated: March 1, 2012

NEW YORK—After years of the teachers union fighting to keep Teacher Data Reports private, the reports were released on Friday through a Freedom of Information Act request made by several media outlets.

On Feb. 14, the highest state court, the New York State Court of Appeals, refused to hear the union’s last appeal. Both the Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers are worried teachers will be judged unfairly by the public as a result.

The reports have a wide margin of error, sometimes more than 50 percent.