On Tuesday, June 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the framework of a budget deal in Albany, which includes a one-year extension of mayoral control of the school system and leaves out the controversial education tax credit.
In response to the announcement, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
We started this session with the Governor attacking teachers and public education. We have ended up with no education tax credit and no raise in the charter cap, with only four charters reassigned to the five boroughs. In addition, the "gag order" has been lifted, and no teacher can ever be subject to discipline for discussing questions from the state tests.
I want to thank parents, teachers and our other allies, particularly in the Assembly, for their work in helping safeguard our students and our schools.