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Support NYSED Education Guidelines


Dear Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie,

I am writing you today in support of the NY State Education Department's updated guidelines for education in non-public schools. These guidelines are necessary because tens of thousands of children in NY have been receiving little or no education, despite NY law which requires it.

I urge you to publicly support these guidelines, and to ensure that NY State provides all the necessary resources to NYSED and to local school districts to implement them. I urge you to block any proposals to weaken educational standards, and to repeal the 'Felder Amendment' which unfairly singles out Hasidic children for weaker standards.

Commissioner Elia and Chancellor Rosa are to be commended for promulgating comprehensive guidelines that are sensitive to the diversity within our NY community. They will need your support to stand up to the misguided efforts to delay the implementation or water down the law.

Please keep me informed of your efforts to safeguard our children's education. This is an issue which is very important to me.

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