May 07, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coalition to call for Sen. Flanagan to bring APPR bill to the Senate floor

Source: NYSUT Media Relations
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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

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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