Over the past two years, I have been vocal about my disappointed in the stand that the NYS PTA has taken with regard to harmful education reforms that are hurting our children. Today's statement, however, has given me new hope that the leadership of the NYS PTA is taking steps in the right direction to stand-up for our students. To that, I say THANK YOU!
As we continue to move forward, I ask that the NYS PTA take an even stronger stand against Governor Cuomo's agenda, against high-stakes testing, and against flawed teacher evaluations that rely on high-stakes testing. We have seen a major shift in education from a focus on learning to a focus on testing, which has greatly affected our children. Let us stand against these reforms together.