New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 45 organizations from around the state, is endorsing three candidates for the New York State Board of Regents: Helen “Regina” Rose, Audrey Marie Baker, and Michael Reilly. The Board of Regents set education policy for the state and appoint the State Education Commissioner. Four Regents will be selected by the State Legislature in March.
New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) supports New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) board resolution declaring “no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King. For many months, parents, educators, and communities across New York State have raised voices of concern and outrage regarding Commissioner King’s lack of responsiveness and transparency. Republican and Democratic legislators alike recently escalated serious concerns regarding
Parents, educators and community members are deeply disappointed by Governor Cuomo’s failure to address widespread concerns regarding the disastrous implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards, excessive high stakes testing and the collection and sharing of private student data. In recent weeks, Governor Cuomo has remained silent on these harmful reforms and today’s State of the State address confirms that the Governor has failed to fulfill his promise to “put students first.” NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) is dismayed that while he once called himself the “lobbyist for students,” Governor
NYS Allies for Public Education, in conjunction with parent and educator groups across the state, will hold a series of community forums to examine and discuss state education policies relating to high-stakes testing, Common Core Learning Standards, teacher evaluation by student test scores, and the sharing of student data. Parents and community members will gain a better understanding of how these issues are currently impacting their child, and they will walk away with tangible ways