Resisting the neoliberal: Parent activism in New York State against the corporate reform agenda in schooling

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[Extract] On 8 February 2018, the New York State Board of Regents Chancellor and Commissioner, and the Board of Regents, who are together responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities in the state,¹ filed a lawsuit against the State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Committee and other SUNY committees for adopting a proposal in which charter schools would not need to hire certified teachers, but could grant certification to their own novice teachers (Clukey, 2018 ). Such a process, Chancellor Rosa and Commissioner Elia argued, would lower standards and ‘ allow inexperienced and unqualified individuals to teach...


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