New York State Senator John Flanagan wanted to hear what the community had to say about the Regents Reform Agenda so he personally chose a group of twelve to offer public testimony on their feelings and beliefs concerning the legislation.
Jeanette Deutermann, Parent from Bellmore, New York,
Marianne Adrian, Parent from Levittown, New York,
New York State United Teachers – Nadia Resnikoff,
Robert Vecchio, Board of Education President,
William Floyd Union Free School District,
James Gounaris, Board of Education President, Herricks Union Free School District,
Dr. Donald James, Commack Union Free School District Superintendent,
Dr. Tom Rogers, Nassau BOCES,
John Hogan, West Hempstead Union Free School District Superintendent,
Claudine DiMuzio, Elem Principal/Facilitator of Hauppauge Parent Advocacy Group,
Michelle Marino, Principal, Southdown Primary, Huntington Union Free School District,
John Nocero, Council of Administrators & Supervisors,
Arnold Dodge, Professor, CW Post, LIU, Chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration, and
Lisa Rudley, Autism Action Network.
Is there a hidden agenda?
The schedule for attending the hearings being held across the State can be found on the Senator’s website.
On September 12, 2013 this release was posted on the Maffei website; “US Representative Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) today announced an initiative to solicit input from hundreds of educators across Central New York about ways to improve and enhance local K-12 education. The initiative, which encourages local educators to participate in a survey and provide feedback about the challenges they face, builds on Representative Maffei’s work to strengthen the middle class.”
America is not supposed to have a class system.
It seems that our elected officials are aware that the current system of education in America is not working.
Unfortunately, they are not willing to come to terms with the fact that education is failing our children across the country, not just in New York State.
Neither Congress nor the Senate is willing to propose legislation that provides for the Constitutionally guaranteed right of ALL children to receive an excellent, child centered, developmentally appropriate, education.
All of America’s children deserve an excellent education, no discussion necessary.
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