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NYSUT President Calls for Vote of No Confidence

They've called for a moratorium on state mandated testing, now the New York State United Teachers Union will call for a vote of no confidence on the state's education commissioner.

The president of NYSUT says he will request the Board of Directors adopt a resolution that calls for a vote of no confidence on John King. That resolution could be voted on during the annual policy meeting in April in New York City. Union members have said they are not opposed to the new common core standards, however want to the state legislature provide resources districts need to have equal opportunity to master the new learning standards as well as address shortfalls dating back to 2009.

In November the union which is made up of 600,000 who work in or are retired from New York schools called for a ban on standardized testing.

The union says the tests are overwhelming and cause the young students anxiety.

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