The Alliance to Save Public Education is a group of (mostly) school superintendents and individuals involved in public education, the vast majority of whom are from Long Island (though the group has now expanded to upstate NY). The group is asking legislators to engage in 'thoughtful debate' over the Governor’s education agenda, which includes a controversial proposal to change the teacher evaluation system, among other major shifts.
It has written a letter to lawmakers that you can read here.
“The Governor has categorized the majority of the state’s school districts as failing in the context of promoting his reform agenda, even though his own data suggests that here in Suffolk, 99% of the districts are succeeding,” said Superintendent Ken Bossert. “We are encouraging the legislature to carefully review the reform agenda that was not written by educators and may very well have a negative impact on the successful schools of our state."