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NY Assembly will pass Cuomo's teacher eval bill

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Democrat-led Assembly says it expects to pass Gov. Andrew Cuomo's last-minute bill to restrict public disclosure of teacher evaluations only to parents.

Assembly majority spokesman Michael Whyland says Tuesday the conference is expected to pass the bill submitted by Cuomo just before a midnight deadline Monday.

The Republican-led Senate is still reviewing the bill and is noncommittal.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants full, public disclosure of teacher evaluations. He is a major supporter and campaign funder of the Senate Republicans.

Under Cuomo's bill, parents would be able to get the evaluation of their child's current teacher, although there would still be little chance for parents to switch teachers.

Cuomo's bill would also disclose evaluations of grades and subject areas, but without identifying teachers.
      
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