A recent poll shows New Yorkers trust teachers to do what's best for their students more than anyone else. And they should.
Our public school teachers are consistently rated among the best and most highly educated teachers in the nation. Besides earning college and graduate degrees, they must pass rigorous background checks, multiple certification exams and required training courses. They must also complete 175 hours of professional development every five years.
Few states demand as much of their public school teachers as New York does.
No wonder our state earns high marks for its exemplary teaching force, stringent standards and credentialing rules — typically ranking in the nation's top 10.
No wonder New Yorkers trust their teachers. They've earned it.
The above ad appeared in the November/December issue of Education Update and in the November 17 issue of the Legislative Gazette. The PDF version is available to download and distribute.