Senator Flanagan’s Proposed Legislation Insult to the People of New York

During the past few months, Senator John Flanagan of Long Island held a series of hearings across the state entitled, “The Regents Reform Agenda: Assessing our Progress”.   Senator Flanagan, his colleagues and members of the State Education Department listened to a steady stream of concerned citizens express their grave concerns regarding the implementation of

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New York State Allies for Public Education Calls for the Resignation of NYS Commissioner of Education John King

Billed as an opportunity to “gather information, ask questions and share concerns with NYS Commissioner of Education John King”, the NYS PTA sponsored  Town Hall Meeting on the Common Core and privacy issues was anything but. After speaking uninterrupted for 1 hour and 40 minutes, Commissioner King allowed parents 20 minutes to speak.  During this…



Please call:Governor Andrew Cuomo (518) 474-8390Speaker of the House, Sheldon Silver (518) 455-3791Co-Senate Majority Leaders:Senator Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171Senator Jeffrey Klein (518) 455-3595Senate Education Chair, John Flanagan (518) 455-2071Assembly Education Chair, Catherine Nolan (518) 455-4851Chancellor Merryl Tisch (518) 474-5889 Call your http://www.scribd.com/doc/181414400/NYS-Contact-List Interstate 587Kingston, NY 12401Suggested Phone Script:My name is (    ) and I demand the…


Phone, Email and Fax Governor Andrew Cuomo

Demand he speak up and use his influence to get New York’s education system back on the right course.

“The Governor has tried to distance himself from the current uproar by claiming that education is not his jurisdiction. As evidenced in this letter (http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/lettertoBoardofRegents) to Chancellor Merryl Tisch in 2011 regarding performance evaluations for teachers, the Governor has a huge influence over what happens to our schools, and it is his responsibility to protect the children of this state from further damage” says Tim Farley, a parent and a principal of the Ichabod Crane School in Kinderhook, New York.

Phone #(518) 474-8390
email: gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us
Fax # (518) 474-1513.

Here is the Press Release:


New Yorkers Call on Governor Cuomo to Step Up to the Plate and Protect our Children from Further Damage

Parents, educators and community members across the state of New York have voiced deep concerns with the Common Core Learning Standards, excessive high-stakes standardized testing and the sharing of personally identifiable student information without parental consent.  Many forums, meetings and hearings have been held throughout the state over the last two months, at which vehement opposition to the current policies of the State Education Department has been expressed by


Parents Demand More Accountability in the Appointment of Members of the Board of Regents

Parents across New York State are demanding that members of the Board of Regents up for re-appointment this March, Regents Christine Cea, James Jackson, James Cotrell, and Wade Norwood, publicly clarify their positions on the current education reforms. 


Parents Request Formal Public Meeting With NYS Board of Regents

On November 6, 2013, on behalf of fellow parent-leaders across the state, Eric Mihelbergel, parent and co-founder of NYS Allies for Public Education, respectfully and formally requested a public meeting with the Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, Merryl Tisch, and members of the Board of Regents to discuss the concerns of thousands of parents across the state related to excessive


Educator Associations supporting NYSAPE’s resolution for Commissioner King to resign:

Bedford Teachers’ Association Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary TeachersBellport Teachers AssociationBerne-Knox-Westerlo Teachers’ AssociationBuffalo Teachers’ Federation, Inc.Central Islip Teachers’ AssociationChateaugay Teachers’ AssociationChatham CSD Teachers’ Association Deer Park Teachers AssociationEast Williston Teachers’ AssociationFarmingdale Federation of TeachersFredonia Teachers’ AssociationFreeport Teachers AssociationGalway Teachers AssociationGlen Cove Teachers’ AssociationGreat Neck Teachers’ AssociationGreenburgh Teachers FederationHarrison Association of TeachersIchabod Crane Administrators AssociationIchabod Crane Teachers Association…


Twenty-Two Teachers’ Unions Support Call for Education Commissioners Resignation

An overwhelming consensus continues to build among New York parents and educators regarding the recent failures of State Education Commissioner John King, the department he oversees, and the education reform agenda he has rushed to implement in recent years. This week, twenty two local teachers’ unions formally expressed support for New York State Allies for Public
Education in its call for the resignation of the state’s top education official.

Backing for NYSAPE’s position on King’s resignation has come from organizatio


Education Advocacy Groups from across New York Unite to form NYS Allies for Public Education

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2013For more information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; nys.allies@gmail.com Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.comwww.nysape.org Education Advocacy Groups from across New York Unite to form NYS Allies for Public Education and plan protest at Commissioner King’s Visit to Rochester             New York Education Commissioner John King will be…