ALBANY, NY – NYSUT President Andy Pallotta today issued the following statement on the decision by the New York Supreme Court to vacate the illegal charter school regulations issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Committee:
“Today’s decision is a victory in our fight to ensure excellence in education at all schools. The courts vacated the illegal regulations issued by the SUNY Charter Schools Committee, which would have allowed charter school teachers to be certified with as little as a month of coursework and just one week of actual practice teaching.”
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.