Plaintiffs who filed suit challenging teacher tenure, teacher dismissal and seniority based layoff policies in Albany on July 28, 2014 seek unity with parent plaintiffs from the NYC Parents Union:
September 11, 2014
To the Leadership of the NYC Parents Union:
As plaintiffs of Wright vs. State of New York, we are writing to call for unity as our cases have become consolidated.
We are disappointed that others are making claims about who speaks for us. We speak for ourselves. Period.
Like you, we are parents of students who attend public schools. Like you, we are frustrated by the ineffective teaching that our children have received in their schools. Like you, we are inspired by the courageous parents in California who stood up for their children. Like you, we are taking our voices and our children’s experiences to the courts in the hope that we can change things. And, finally, like you, we are doing this not only for our children but also for many others around the state.
Our cases are consolidated as of today. Let’s send a message to those who are watching: we stand together as parents and in opposition to laws that benefit adults and hurt our children.