ALBANY, N.Y., May 7, 2018 — New York State United Teachers, joined by a coalition including parents, students, educators and some of the 49 Senate co-sponsors of S.8301, will gather for a press conference Tuesday to urge Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
The Senate bill would reduce the state’s over-reliance on flawed standardized tests and fix the state’s broken teacher evaluation system. A companion Assembly bill passed by a 133-1 vote last week.
The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, outside the Senate Lounge on the third floor of the state Capitol, by the main staircase.
NYSUT President Andy Pallotta, Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and others are scheduled to speak.
Learn more about S.8301 and the union's call for New York State to "let us teach and let them learn" at www.nysut.org/letusteach.
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.