The Alliance for Quality Education, a civil rights group in New York, has threatened to sue if the State University of New York charter committee passes a regulation allowing certain charter schools to self-certify their teachers with lowered standards.

AQE maintains that the changes in the original proposal require new hearings and a new comment period.

The chair of the committee says he plans to call a vote.

The state Board of Regents, which is supposed to be the ultimate education authority in the state, has e pressed concern about this end run around the state’s high standards for teachers.

The SUNY committee will create teachers unqualified to teach in public schools. At the same time, it insults the teacher certification programs at SUNY campuses across the state.