November 13, 2023

NYSUT statement on the recommendations of SED's Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduation Measures

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations
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NYSUT President Melinda Person released the following statement regarding the recommendations of the NYS Blue Ribbon Commission on Graduation Measures:

The recommendations from SED's Blue Ribbon Commission promise a bright future for our students and a positive outlook for New York as an innovator and global economic leader. The recommendations recognize what educators know so well: That each of our students is a unique learner with talents, skills and aspirations that should be fully explored and nurtured on their way to graduation. These proposals would help create young adults who are not just ready for the careers and challenges of today's dynamic economy but who are lifelong learners and knowledgeable, engaged citizens.


New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with nearly 700,000 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.