In an interview with Liz Benjamin on Capitol Tonight on Jan. 9, NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi stated that he will be asking the Board of Directors to approve a resolution to bring before the delegates at the RA for a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King. Despite the tremendous outcry from parents and educators about SED's botched implementation of the Common Core, Commissioner King continues to stall and tinker around the edges. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking and children, teachers and principals will soon face another round of flawed exams and high-stakes consequences as a result of SED's flawed process. The Commissioner fails to recognize and fix the problems, and we cannot count on him to do what is needed to turn things around.
2. NYSUT says State of State ignores pressing problems
The union said Gov. Cuomo's rhetoric about creating "the best education system in the world" offered nothing to address the front-burner problems of testing, equitable state aid funding and implementation of the Common Core. NYSUT issued this statement to the media.