Do Parents Want Teachers' Grades?

The debate over whether to release teacher report cards is overheating, but what do parents think?

The latest salvo in the debate over whether the value-added ratings of 12,000 New York City teachers should be made public is a threat from the United Federation of Teachers that it will assist teachers in suing the city's Department of Education should the data be released after a hearing in late-November.

According to a piece in the New York Daily News: "Teachers charge there are simple mistakes in the Teacher Data Reports ... Mistakes—like the wrong number of students or counting the wrong kids - could mean the ratings are way off, teachers said."

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