News Release: NYSUT gets State Education Department to rescind Regents Exam gag order

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News Release:  NYSUT gets State Education Department to rescind Regents Exam gag order

ALBANY, N.Y. June 22, 2017 — The State Education Department has rescinded its “gag order” that restricted teachers from discussing questions on this June’s Regents exams, New York State United Teachers said today.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 their students — a point we emphasized in successfully pressing the department to rescind its gag order,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.   “We thank the Department for its responsiveness to the concerns we raised on behalf of our members.” (SED memo is posted at www.nysut.org)