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Teachers Union Loses Evaluation Lawsuit

Florida’s teachers union has lost another battle in its effort to get a court to declare the state’s teacher evaluation system unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta today affirmed a lower court ruling that said the system, while possibly unfair, didn’t violate the U.S. Constitution.

The union filed the federal lawsuit in 2013. In it, it argued the teacher evaluation system violated teachers’ constitutional rights in part because it judged some instructors based on the test scores of students they didn’t teach.