LOHUD: 40 School chiefs stand together to condemn Cuomo’s education reform legislation

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The following article was published in LOHUD by journalist Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy.

Superintendents representing 40 local school districts want an immediate suspension of the state’s recently enacted education reform legislation, saying it puts into place a flawed system which will ultimately harm students.

Nearly 200 educators and parents gathered Thursday morning at Harrison High School to denounce Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature Education Transformation Act of 2015. Elements of the bill, which deal with teacher evaluations, the use of testing and teacher tenure, run counter to research and will result in loss of local control, they said.

“It’s time for New York state to get it right,” said Harrison Schools Superintendent Louis Wool. “We are not looking for a delay. We are looking for this to go away.”

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