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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2016
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Statement from Commissioner Elia on Charter Advocacy Day

Since I became Commissioner seven months ago, I've travelled more than 20,000 miles all around the state.  I've been to hundreds of events and met with thousands of New Yorkers – students, parents, teachers, administrators, union leaders, community and business leaders. 

Some of those New Yorkers agree with me; some don't.

Tomorrow, I will take another opportunity to meet and speak with parents about the importance of high expectations for all students. 

I'm not interested in politics or pushing political agendas.  I've made a commitment to communicate to as many New Yorkers as possible as we try to help our students succeed.  Nothing should get in the way of that.

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