October 08, 2017

Amended charter certification requirements still unacceptable

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

ALBANY, N.Y. October 8, 2017 – The SUNY Charter Schools Committee’s amended certification requirements for teachers in SUNY-authorized charters would still result in unqualified teachers working in charter networks.

"Nothing short of the complete withdrawal of these proposed sub-standard, lower-tier certification requirements is acceptable," said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. "Children who attend SUNY-authorized charter schools should be taught by teachers who have met the same, rigorous standards as all other public school teachers. Period."

Pallotta said NYSUT would continue to fight to protect charter students from teachers with "fake certification."

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.

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