ALBANY, N.Y. June 21, 2018 – New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today released the following statement on the state Senate bill linking huge giveaways for charter schools to teacher evaluation reform, instead of passing S.8301.
“Faced with a slam dunk opportunity to roll back the test-and-punish era by passing legislation sponsored by 55 of the 63 senators, Sen. Flanagan, his caucus and five Democrats chose to betray the state's teachers. For what? To steer more than $375 million from public schools in the suburbs and upstate to charter schools in New York City. Make no mistake, New York teachers, parents and public school students will remember which senators voted against their public schools when we head to the polls this September and again in November.”
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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