“Thanks to the concerned New York families who filed suit challenging the state’s antiquated education policies, it appears that Albany has finally woken up to the crisis in our public schools. Prior to the legal action of these families, lawmakers ducked issues like teacher performance and tenure reform, and we applaud the Governor for listening to these brave parents and making quality education a priority.
“The steps taken by the Governor to raise the bar on teacher tenure show some progress, but make no mistake: the education reforms passed earlier this week have a long way to go. There is much more work to be done in a system that allows ineffective and harmful teachers to remain in schools even after serious offenses, and requires high-performing teachers to be removed in favor of those with simply more time in the classroom.”
— Campbell Brown, Founder of Partnership for Educational Justice