As Parents & Educators, we MUST Demand that the Board of Regents and NYS Education Department give back the misguided “grant” from the Gates Foundation and instead listen to the voices of parents and other stakeholders.

Last month, NY Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia asked the Board of Regents to approve a new $225,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for enhanced communication efforts around the standards, testing and data collection —  to convince parents that State Ed is on the right track in all these areas. The Board voted 14 – 2 to approve this grant, with only Regents Cashin and Ouderkirk voting no and Regent Johnson was absent.

NYSAPE Calls on Education and Policy Leaders to Break Their Silence; Stand Up for Educational and Racial Justice in Our Public Schools

NYSAPE calls on the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), NYC Department of Education, NYSED, the professional associations representing school administrators, members of the NYS Legislature, and Governor Cuomo to stand with teachers, students, and parents in denouncing all acts of racism,

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