D.C. Council considers steps to restrict public access to teacher evaluations

The Washington Teachers Union and open-government advocates are urging the D.C. Council to slow down a vote that would curb access to information related to teacher evaluations, one of the most controversial aspects of education reform efforts in the District.

A proposed amendment, included in the Budget Support Act that the council is scheduled to vote on Tuesday, would block public record requests for individual education evaluations, “effectiveness ratings,” observations, and other assessments. Summary or aggregate-level data would not be exempted from public release.  Continue>>>