ALBANY, N.Y. May 2, 2017 — New York State United Teachers said today the new draft of state standards for New York and an extended 30-day comment period suggest a commitment to “getting it right.”
NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said, “New York educators played a central role in crafting these new, New York standards — an important change. In relying on educators in an open, transparent process, the State Education Department is showing a commitment to getting it right. Including another public comment period shows that SED is committed to winning support for New York’s new learning standards, and we commend the Department for taking this additional step.”
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.