D.C., teachers in court fight over evaluations

Jul 6, 2011 by

As hundreds of D.C. teachers await annual evaluations that could trigger their dismissals this month, attorneys for the District and the local teachers union are battling in court over what parts of the performance appraisal, if any, can be legally challenged.

The case, pending before D.C. Superior Court Judge Anita M. Josey-Herring, is the first skirmish in what is likely to be a protracted legal war waged by the Washington Teachers’ Union to contest the rigorous evaluation system known as IMPACT. A central initiative of former chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, it led to the firing of 126 teachers last year and could result in the dismissals of as many as 600 this summer.

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