Albany, N.Y. April 12, 2019 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement on the signing of budget legislation that addresses the state’s teacher evaluation system:“FINALLY.”
“Educators across New York earned a huge victory today after banding together to push for fixes to the broken teacher evaluation system that created undue stress for teachers, students and parents. The powerful message they sent to those who stood in the way of real progress will not soon be forgotten. We will continue to fight on behalf of educators, students and parents to ensure we achieve a meaningful assessment system that accurately measures student progress and addresses the concerns of the school community.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.