ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today called on the members of the state Board of Regents to vote "No" on the June emergency regulations on teacher evaluations; provide all immediate relief possible through changes to the draft regulations; and work with parents and teachers on any and all future actions needed to fix a system of testing and evaluation that is clearly broken.
Using NYSUT's Web- and Email-based political action system, members are calling on the Board of Regents "to do everything in your power to stop the over-testing of students and end the insane practice of evaluating educators based on a single standardized test." The Regents will be considering final regulations at their Sept. 16-17 meeting.
The call-to-action and the letter to the Regents are available online.
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.