June 19, 2018

NYSUT statement on decision vacating illegal charter school regulations

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
Caption: FILE PHOTO: Our activists and our lawyers have been on the front lines fighting the fake "certification" regulations for charter schools since day one - as in this photo from September 2017 featuring NYSUT President Andy Pallotta firing up a crowd gathered in Saratoga Springs to protest a meeting of the SUNY Charter School Committee. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.

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.


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