New York Urban League bids farewell to Commissioner Merryl Tisch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2015
Contact: Alain Robert
212-926-8000 ext 145
NEW YORK URBAN LEAGUE BIDS FAREWELL TO COMMISSIONER MERRYL TISCH:
New York, New York–Earlier this week it was announced that Merryl Tisch, the Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents will not seek another term in March. Although the New York Urban League is saddened by this news, not enough can be said about the great work Chancellor Tisch has done in support for higher standards in education. The difficult effort around implementing the new common standards speaks volumes to her professional capabilities and will be sorrowfully missed.
President and CEO Arva Rice was quoted as saying “Chancellor Tisch has done a marvelous job working with groups throughout New York to ensure that our State serves as a model for the nation, that through hard work and dedication-law makers can do the right thing to ensure that students are not held back because of poor standards. It took a very strong leader to weather the storm of push back during the early days of the common core standards and for that we are forever grateful for Chancellor Tisch. We can only hope that Chancellor Tisch’s tireless effort in support for higher standards continues to serve as an example to those who wish to lead in the future.”
The New York Urban League will continue to advocate for high standards to ensure fair educational opportunities for all children.
About the New York Urban League
The New York Urban League was founded by a group of prominent New Yorkers concerned with the poor state of blacks migrating to New York City from the south. From its inception it provided employment and connections for migrating blacks bridging the adjustment from the agricultural/rural life to the industrial urban center. Each decade following, “The League” provided critical services such as emergency aid for the unemployed during the Great Depression; formed the Committee for Interracial Voluntary Hospitals to provide care and work in local hospitals; negotiated the opening of employment for blacks in the airline, brewing, and baking industries; created “Street Academies” which became a national model for high school students; published the first State of Black New York report; and created its signature events including Frederick Douglas Dinner, Whitney M. Young Jr. Classic, and Champion of Diversity Breakfast among many other milestones. Visit www.nyul.org for additional information.