Education is a civil right guaranteed by the NY State Constitution. The Commissioner of Education has delayed action to protect this right for too long. She was scheduled to release the new guidelines in 2017, but delayed it until after the 2018 budget vote. This enabled Simcha Felder to change the law before the new guidelines were released, causing NYSED to delay again until October. However, in a recent interview, the Commissioner said it is expected in November. If you can see a pattern here, you understand that it’s time for us to speak up about these delays.
When you click “Sign Now”, an email will be sent to Commissioner Elia, with a copy to Chancellor Rosa of the Board of Regents, the Democratic Conference Leader of the NY State Senate, the Speaker of the NY State Assembly, and the chair of the Assembly Education Committee. Fields with a red asterisk are required. This online petition is open to all human beings who care about children’s right to an education.