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Groups opposed to new teacher evaluation system in New Mexico

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New Mexico is being asked to reconsider how it's teachers are evaluated.

Those opposed to the New Mexico Public Education Departments teacher evaluations are asking the state court of appeals to reconsider.

A district court judge refused to block Governor Susana Martinez's administration from implementing a new system for evaluating teachers. The new system would require school principals to conduct in-class teacher evaluations which violates state laws.

The Public Education Department's previous plan allowed other teachers to do observations. The group is also challenging the exemption of charter schools from evaluation rules.

Those who have filed this appeal have said they hope to delay the system which they say was not only poorly conceived, but also poorly implemented.

The appeal is expected to be considered by the state's court of appeals over the next eight to 12 months.