Governor Cuomo vetoed the teachers’ “Moratorium” legislation that would have placed a two-year moratorium on the use of Common Core tests in teacher evaluations. Ironically, the legislation was proposed by the governor and agreed to amid great fanfare last June.
In response, NYSUT Leadership has called for a rally prior to, and during the State of the State address on January 7, 2015.
The Regional NYSUT Office has reserved a coach bus (55 seats) to transport members and supporters to the rally. The bus will be leaving from the Suffolk Regional Office in Hauppauge with a tentative departure time of 7:00 a.m. and arrive in Albany around noon. The State of the State is scheduled to commence at 1:30 p.m.. and the bus will plan to leave Albany at 3:00 p.m.
To RSVP for the bus, email Peter L. Verdon, Regional Staff Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Suffolk Regional Office at 273-8822 when it reopens on January 5th.
For more information on the legislation and the govenor’s veto visit the NYSUT website.