FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa, the Board of Regents & State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on SUNY Charter Proposal
Every student in New York State deserves a high-quality teacher. The Board of Regents and State Education Department are focused on ensuring that strong and effective teachers with the proper training, experience and credentials are educating New York’s children in every public school – including charter schools. SUNY's teacher certification proposal is cause for concern in maintaining this expectation.
Teaching and learning are part and parcel to ensuring teachers have the skills to be successful in the classroom. We have established comprehensive standards and guidelines to develop capable and competent teachers. Through rigorous coursework and extensive preparation, teaching candidates are better prepared to foster and support student success.
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