Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Thanks to the hard work of NYSUT and educators from around the State who voiced concerns, the Board of Regents announced today its proposal to reverse harmful draft ESSA regulations that would have punished schools with high opt-out numbers. The Regents will act on the proposed changes Monday.
"Parents and educators spoke passionately and the Regents listened," the union said. "As a result of today's actions, schools with high opt-out rates will be treated more fairly - a victory for the hundreds of NYSUT members who opposed the draft regulations and defended parents' right to opt their children out without penalty or pressure."