A shooting rampage on the campus of Virginia Tech University on Monday left 33 students and faculty dead and dozens injured, making this the deadliest school shooting incident in U.S. history. The presidents of NYSUT's two national affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, responded with statements today, linked below. As part of its membership, the National Education Association has 70 student members of the Virginia Tech chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association-NEA.
Statement by Edward J. McElroy, President, American Federation of Teachers
"From those of us in the education community, our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Virginia Tech victims, their families and the community at large." READ MORE...
Statement by Reg Weaver, President, National Education Association
"We join our student members at Virginia Tech in mourning the deaths of their friends and instructors..." READ MORE...