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ALBANY, N.Y. Oct. 9, 2014 – New York State United Teachers has filed suit in federal court seeking to invalidate confidentiality agreements the State Education Department requires teachers to sign before scoring state tests, saying the prohibition – with its accompanying threats of discipline, including dismissal, license revocation and criminal prosecution – is an unconstitutional prior restraint on teachers’ free speech rights.
Complete story from NYSUT here.
“No matter how state education officials promote the benefits and successes of the Common Core curriculum standards, it remains controversial. And a new lawsuit by New York State United Teachers probably won’t ease those concerns. The union that represents most of the state’s teachers says that the state is stepping on the First Amendment rights of teachers by prohibiting them from discussing the standardized test questions.”
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ALBANY, N.Y. Oct. 6, 2014 – New York State United Teachers announced today that its motion to intervene in a suit challenging the state’s tenure law was granted by state Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo.
complete story at linked article, and more information on tenure from NYSUT here.
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