assembly Bill A3826

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits the parents of pupils attending a persistently lowest-achieving school to choose an education intervention model

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 29, 2013 referred to education

A3826 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3613, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

A3826 - Summary

Creates the parent empowerment pilot program which permits the parents of pupils attending a persistently lowest-achieving school to choose an education intervention model.

A3826 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2013

Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to permitting the parents
  of students attending a persistently lowest-achieving school to choose
  an education intervention model; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds  that  the
current state of our education system in New York state is not providing
all its students with access to the best possible education, thus inhib-
iting  their  ability  to become fully participating members of society.
New York state was recently ranked 35th in the country in their progress
on the National Assessment of Educational Progress,  otherwise  referred
to  as  the Nation's Report Card, a national test instituted every other
year to students  in  every  state.  The  gaps  in  achievement  between
students  based on race and geographic location are staggering and unac-
ceptable. In 2011, White students in New York state were almost twice as
likely as their African-American and Hispanic counterparts to meet basic
standards in reading and  writing.  According  to  the  state  education
department,  in 2011 only 47% of public high school students in the city
of Buffalo and the city of Rochester graduated, a reduction from  a  53%
graduation rate in 2009.
  Although there have been steps taken on the state level to correct and
reverse  these  alarming  trends and gaps in achievement, the speed with
which they are implemented is insufficient, and  the  varying  needs  of
districts  cannot  be  met  by  one  universal approach. The legislature
believes that to ensure the  successful  rehabilitation  of  our  lowest
performing  schools, we must engage and encourage the involvement of the
parents in the process. Allowing parents  to  assert  control  over  how
persistently  lowest  achieving  schools  are revitalized will instill a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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