A Letter to All New York Superintendents and Board Members: Who Will Stand Up for the Children? For Teachers and Schools?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Tim Farley, school leader and parent in New York, wrote this letter to the state’s superintendents and board members. Farley is an active member of the directors of NYSAPE (New York State Allies for Public Education):

Dear New York State Superintendents and Boards of Education Members,

I write this letter to you on the eve of a new year.  The past year has brought many changes to education – a new Commissioner, a soon-to-be new Chancellor, new regulations on APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review), new Regents, a new testing company for the NY State tests, the Education Transformation Act, the partial moratorium of provisions of this Act, and the re-write of ESEA to ESSA. We are being told by some that everything is fine now, the parents can opt back in to having their children take the tests, the teachers can take a breath, and the children can stop stressing…

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