FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018More information contact:Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; firstname.lastname@example.orgJeanette Deutermann (516) 902-9228; email@example.comNY State Allies for Public Education – NYSAPE Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia Parents across the state demand that the Board of Regents act immediately to remove Commissioner MaryEllen Elia….
On March 11 the NYS Assembly and Senate met in a combined session to select four individuals for the NYS Board of Regents. The vote returned three incumbent Regents members (Cottrell, Crea, Norwood). Regent Jackson, the fourth incumbent, withdrew from consideration.
The leaders of the NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of more than 45 parent and educator groups from throughout the state, expressed that a significant number of parents in NYS may file formal “bullying and harassment” reports against a small number of school districts that may enforce policies which force innocent children to sit in silence for long
Parents throughout the Empire State demand valuable student classroom learning time be returned to their children and that elected state and federal representatives rein in Education Departments obsessed with vast expansion of testing and unauthorized data collection.