Statement from Legislator Burke: Restoring Local Control in Education

"Teachers have made their voices heard loud and clear about the current evaluation system. If elected to the New York State Assembly, I will be the voice of parents, students, and teachers in Albany. I promise to fight to fix the teacher evaluation system to return control to local municipalities with no mandates from the state. The needs of each school district are unique so a one size fits all approach hurts rather than helps our students. Evaluations should consider the distinct needs of each school rather than mandating a blanket policy for all. We must listen to those entrusted to educate our children and not limit their ability to teach with increased interference." - Patrick Burke