We are the plaintiffs of Wright v. New York, and this is why we are fighting for educational justice for all parents.
“I care because I’m a parent and a veteran teacher. I’ve seen a lot of great teachers and I’ve seen a lot of not so great teachers. I’ve also seen how kids pay for it when they do not have an effective teacher.”
My name is DeLaine Wilson and I’m a mother from Albany, NY. I am a 15-year veteran teacher who has taught at various grade levels in public and private schools in Albany. I am participating in the lawsuit on behalf of my 16-year-old daughter, Metorcery.
I learned that my daughter’s teacher barely provided instruction in class. Even worse, he gave his students the answers to his exams because the tests “did not matter.” How is a student encouraged to learn when they are not being challenged or when the teacher discourages real learning and encourages shortcuts?
My daughter and I are frustrated because she feels as though she went to school for a whole year but learned nothing and was unable to do well on her state regents exam, despite her desire to learn.
My daughter has heard too often that her education is not her teacher’s problem. Instead of protecting students from teachers who discourage a desire to learn, these laws protect even those teachers who have checked out. These protections are at the direct expense of our children’s education and I want to do everything I can to help my child grow.