December 17, 2014

NYSUT statement on governor’s remarks

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations

ALBANY, N.Y. December 17, 2014 – New York State United Teachers today released a statement following remarks by Gov. Cuomo on the ‘safety net’ bill.

NYSUT said: “This is the governor’s own bill. He proposed it and it was negotiated in good faith. As the governor said himself on June 19, ‘We … want a fair evaluation. It’s not just, do the evaluation system to do it. Do it, but be fair to the teachers…When the Regents (and) state Legislature accepted the premise that we were somewhat rushed in the transition to the Common Core and therefore had to make adjustments for students, these are the corresponding adjustments for teachers.’”

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.