ALBANY, N.Y. Aug. 17, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today reacted to Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s decision to oust Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino:
“Commissioner Elia made the right decision. There is absolutely no place in public education for someone who flagrantly disregards the rules and spouts disgusting, racially charged ideas that harm students and the teaching environment.”
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.