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Teachers Union Sues Over Evaluations

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New Mexico’s second-largest teachers union filed a lawsuit Monday, asking a judge to declare the state’s teacher evaluation system illegal.

In the suit, the National Education Association New Mexico argues state law gives school districts authority over teacher evaluations and the system Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera put in place last year takes away that local control. Skandera launched the system last school year under an administrative rule after legislators twice rejected the plan.

The state Public Education Department called it a “frivolous” challenge timed to the fall elections.

The court action, filed in the 1st Judicial District, asks a judge to declare the evaluation system illegal and to prevent its further use.

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