ALBANY, N.Y. July 12, 2021 — New York State United Teachers issued the following statement today on the state Board of Regents’ rejection of a SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee recommendation to authorize the creation of a new regional charter high school in New York City by Ventoux Partnership Network, Inc.:
“Until meaningful reforms are enacted to ensure that charter schools are transparent and accountable to taxpayers, the state should not allow for the expansion of charter schools. If the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee is going to try to circumvent the cap on new charter schools in New York City by any means necessary — like in this case by allowing a thinly-veiled scheme to ‘revise’ existing charters to pass muster — someone must step in and call out what’s happening. That’s exactly what the Regents and State Education Department have done today. We applaud Chancellor Young, Commissioner Rosa and the Regents for standing up for what’s right.”
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.