Press Release

 

The following statement can be attributed to The Education Trust–New York Executive Director Ian Rosenblum:

“There is no room for racism and bigotry in our education system. As we’ve seen from the recent events in Charlottesville, we have a long way to go as a country to combat hate and intolerance, and elected leaders at every level from the local school board to the president must be held accountable for the tone they set and for the lessons their words teach young people. We applaud Commissioner Elia for doing what’s right and standing up for the students of New York in a case that was limited in scope, but represented a much deeper issue for students, families and their community.”