New York (AP) - A judge has ruled that
Justice Cynthia Kern of
The judge denied a petition by the United Federation of Teachers to keep the teachers' names private.
A lawyer for the union argued last month that releasing the data would unfairly subject teachers to public ridicule. The union said it would appeal the decision.
The teacher ratings are based on how well students performed on standardized tests. Five media organizations filed Freedom of Information Law requests for them.