Press Release | The revelations made public today that teachers unions and local school boards in New York State, including those in Buffalo and Rochester, have reached secret agreements to sidestep their new teacher evaluation programs after receiving state approval are an unacceptable breach of the public’s trust, harm students by putting tens of millions of dollars in state and federal funding at risk, and guts the intent of the reform which is to improve teacher quality.
Buffalo News | The New NY Education Reform Commission has a second chance to provide Gov. Cuomo with the “action plan” for overhauling the state’s education system that he initially requested.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle | Gov. Cuomo’s New NY Education Reform Commission’s proposals are good, but they are not the ground-shaking overhaul-inducing policies our state’s public education system needs.
New York Post | Tough decisions needed to revamp New York’s undeniably failing public-education system have been put on the back-burner in favor of easy-sell ideas sure to offend no one.
New York Post | A good education is a civil right being denied to too many New York students. A parent-trigger law would give parents a way to bypass districts that can’t improve schools on their own.
A New Approach to Educational Equity in New York: Suing for School-Choice Scholarships to Free Students from Failing Schools
New York’s failure to improve student achievement and the state Court of Appeals’ willingness to reexamine educational equity issues provide opportunity to achieve school-choice remedy.
This paper identifies several key design elements for establishing and operating successful high school prep programs in charter middle schools in order to effectively prepare and assist students in the move to competitive high school environments.
A new mandatory statewide open enrollment Program could be created to immediately improve the quality of education provided to thousands of students by providing new transfer options for students from failing schools to attend better-quality schools.