StudentsFirstNY's Acting Executive Director, Glen Weiner, released the following statement in response to remarks by AFT President Randi Weingarten at the Association for a Better New York:
"Millions of New York schoolchildren can't afford to wait a moment longer to get a quality teacher at the front of their classroom. As the education status quo calls for endless delay that would prevent progress in order to hold on to its power, our kids are falling further behind the rest of the world. Gov. Cuomo’s common-sense approach to teacher evaluations is the proper course for New York. It's time to move forward and give our children the tools to succeed."