"While there are some bright spots, we are obviously disappointed with last night's results. One important 'takeaway' is that this election cycle saw NYSUT members unbelievably energized and motivated to work hard on behalf of champions of public education, healthcare and organized labor. You made, literally, hundreds of thousands of phone calls and person-to-person voter contacts in support of endorsed candidates and we thank you for your efforts. Going forward, we will continue to be the voice that can't be ignored. We are invigorated and ready to continue to fight passionately for our students and in support of public education."
"Some of the faces at the Capitol are changing, and we congratulate the winners. The issues, however, remain the same. We will continue to press Albany to invest more in our public schools and colleges and restore equity to school funding. And, we will not relent until New York State stops the over-reliance on standardized testing and data that is taking the joy out of teaching and learning. NYSUT stands ready to partner with elected leaders on both sides of the aisle to accomplish these and other goals."
NYSUT President Karen E. Magee
NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta