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Aug. 18, 2016: Wendy Lecker, Timothy Kremer, Dick Dadey, Antony Haynes

East Ramapo parents are suing the State Education Department and the Board of Regents to demand immediate action on what they claim is financial mismanagement by the East Ramapo School Board. The first hearing took place yesterday after an original hearing was postponed when the school board intervened. We spoke with Education Law Center attorney Wendy Lecker, who is representing East Ramapo parents’, about how yesterday’s proceedings went.

The country may have a cyber-security expert shortage and with so much of our lives and homeland security dependent on passing information over computers, the shortage could easily become a crisis. Susan chatted with Antony Haynes, associate dean for strategic initiatives and information systems at Albany Law School, about a new Albany Law program aimed at meeting the demand for experts and getting ahead of hackers to keep us safe.

Dick Dadey, the executive director of Citzens’ Union, joined Susan to explain the group’s outline to provide more police accountability.

As the teacher evaluations undergo constant changes, is there any value to them anymore? That is the subject of a New York State School Boards Association report titled “APPR: Education game changer or annual obligation?” which we discussed with Tim Kremer, NYSSBA’s executive director.

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