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ALBANY, N.Y. June 22, 2017 — The State Education Department has rescinded its “gag order” that restricted teachers from discussing questions on this June’s Regents exams, New York State United Teachers said today. “This is a clear victory for educators. Teachers must be able to speak out about unfair or erroneous exam questions that hurt [...]
The Republican Senate Majority is poised to pass a one-house budget resolution that would bring harmful Betsy DeVos-type proposals right here to New York. They plan to send hundreds of millions of new taxpayer dollars to corporate charter coffers and to eliminate the state's charter school cap. Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action [...]
Betsy Devos — our nation’s secretary of education — needs a history lesson. As the esteemed presidents of more than 60 historically black colleges and universities gathered at the White House, she praised HBCUs as “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” She must have forgotten — or she never knew — that Jim Crow laws prohibited black people from attending white [...]
AQE Supports NAACP Call for Charter Moratorium New York State has its own Issues With Charter Accountability, Moratorium May be Appropriate NEW YORK (October 25, 2016) - The NAACP’s call for charter school moratorium is timely and warranted. As the charter sector has grown, there has been limited public accountability and a great cause for [...]
On Labor Day weekend, faculty at the Brooklyn campus of LIU were informed, with less than a day's notice, that they were locked-out of their campus. Their health insurance is cut off and they will no longer be paid for their work. The lock-out is the administration's way of refusing to reach an agreement that [...]