By | October 18, 2013

An advocacy group called the “New York State Allies For Public Education” has issued an action alert to its members to contact state officials and request the resignation of John King, NYS Commissioner of Education. From their website:


  • Governor Andrew Cuomo (518) 474-8390
  • Speaker of the House, Sheldon Silver (518) 455-3791

Co-Senate Majority Leaders:

  • Senator Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171
  • Senator Jeffrey Klein (518) 455-3595
  • Senate Education Chair, John Flanagan (518) 455-2071
  • Assembly Education Chair, Catherine Nolan (518) 455-4851
  • Chancellor Merryl Tisch (518) 474-5889

Call your http://www.scribd.com/doc/176016064/New-York-State-Representative-Contact-List Suggested Phone Script: My name is (    ) and I demand the resignation of the NYS Education  Commissioner John King.  The shutting down of parents’ voices is inexcusable.   Tens of thousands of concerned citizens disagree with the education reforms and the push to share our children’s sensitive personal data.  Thank you for  listening to me as the Commissioner should have. Email and/or Fax:


Email us to let us know you sent in your letter at NYS.Allies@gmail.com Suggested Letter to be personalized:

Dear Governor Cuomo,

I’m writing to express my severe displeasure at Commissioner John B. King, Jr.’s decision to cancel the state sponsored PTA town  hall meetings. As parents, we have legitimate concerns regarding the NYSED’s educational reform and data sharing policies that are affecting our children.  Commissioner King should have the decency and fortitude to listen to our  concerns and explain his decisions publicly. The shutting down of public discourse is inexcusable and counter-productive.  I demand the resignation of  the NYS Education Commissioner John King. The current policies of the  NYSED are threatening our schools and our children’s learning experiences. The canceling of these important meetings is further evidence of the Commissioner’s  and the NYSED’s lack of transparency and lack of concern for parents’ input.    Though the Commissioner is not an elected official, he is appointed by people  that are, and as one of my elected officials I am requesting that you listen and  respond to our concerns.


PARENT NAME (School District) (City/Town, NY) Parent of # student(s) in xx grade(s)

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