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Aug

22

Much work left to fix flawed, invalid state tests

ALBANY, N.Y. Aug. 22, 2019 — New York State United Teachers released the following statement today on the State Education Department’s release of grade 3-8 state test results: “While it is better that test scores increased slightly, we must not paper over the fact that the state’s standardized testing system — and the way it […]

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Aug

07

NYSUT applauds new law allowing school bus stop-arm cameras

ALBANY, N.Y. Aug. 6, 2019 ­— New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement regarding the signing of legislation to allow school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses: “This law marks a significant step forward for student safety. With an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally passing school buses every […]

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Jul

15

NYSUT statement on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa

ALBANY, N.Y. July 12, 2019 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa: “The entire NYSUT family is deeply saddened to hear of Hector’s passing. A true champion of the working class, Hector fought tirelessly to ensure hardworking New Yorkers were […]

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