Albany must act now to fix broken education laws as the NYS Legislature approaches the end of session. Thousands of New Yorkers call on the Senate and Assembly to bring Andrew Cuomo’s donor driven
Despite efforts by NYS Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia and others to suppress refusal numbers, it appears that the opt out rate for the NYS Common Core ELA tests in grades 3-8 matched or surpassed last year’s figures.
Despite the backlash and outcry of hundreds of thousands of parents across the state against the fatally flawed test and punish law forced into last year’s budget by the Governor, Cuomo and the Senate Majority refused to delink the financial consequences for this harsher plan in today’s budget bills.
We congratulate both Regent Dr. Betty Rosa on her election as Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents and Regent Andrew T. Brown as Vice-Chancellor.
Chancellor Tisch & Vice Chancellor Bottar are both stepping down from the Board of Regents, after serving on the Board for twenty years. It was during Tisch’s term as Chancellor and Bottar’s term as Vice Chancellor that the students of New York State suffered the damaging effects of the failed Regents’ Reform Agenda, which