ALBANY, N.Y. March 28, 2007 — New York State United Teachers today applauded the governor and Legislature for reaching a conceptual agreement on a historic education budget.
"It's a good day for the children of New York state," said NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi. "We applaud the willingness of Gov. Spitzer and legislative leaders — who are all passionate supporters of education — to work together in the best interests of children and public schools."
NYSUT Executive Vice President Alan B. Lubin added, "The framework of this agreement is a giant step toward ensuring excellence and equity for all students. We will be working with the governor and legislators to iron out the last details and ensure New York has a budget that meets the needs of public schools, colleges and health care institutions."
NYSUT represents 575,000 teachers, school-related professionals, academic and professional faculty in higher education, professionals in education and health care and retirees. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.