Educators of New York state. Make time to attend a meeting of the Cuomo Commission. As reported here, the meetings in New York City and Buffalo were stacked with charter school advocates, TFA, and StudentsFirst. But as principal Carol Burris notes below, it is important that you are there. Sign up to speak. Who knows, you might be called to testify. Be there to witness. The future of the education profession and public education in New York is on the table.
Carol Burris writes:
Please attend future hearings. Although they provide the opportunity to testify, I cannot tell you based on my experience, that the selection process is fair. I can tell you, however, it is worth the try AND it is worth being present. Even if you do not speak, be there. If you are allowed to testify, speak up for the profession that means so much to you and to the schools that mean so much to your children.Here is the schedule