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Mulgrew reacts to the selection of new education commissioner

New York Teacher

On Tuesday, May 26, the State Board of Regents on Tuesday afternoon unanimously voted to appoint Florida schools leader MaryEllen Elia as New York State's new education commissioner, replacing the departed John King.

In response to the announcement, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:

Our folks down in Florida who have worked with her have said she was extremely open to making sure teachers felt respected and that their voice was always part of any debates. We hope to have a great relationship with her as we move forward.

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