Following is a summary of media coverage of the governor's recent remarks to the Daily News on teachers and public education, and the response from NYSUT and other state leaders and education advocates.
We thank the many who have answered NYSUT's call for "elected leaders and candidates in all parties to reject gratuitous bashing of teachers and public schools; to stand with teachers and parents against over-testing and to improve learning; and affirm respect for teachers as indispensable partners in advancing learning and strengthening schools."
Following are links to the messages of support, and the list is growing: Tom Abinanti; Rob Astorino; Daniel Dromm; Janet L. Dupree; Adriano Espaillat; Patricia Fahy; Richard Gottfried; Howie Hawkins; Michael P. Kearns; Joe Lentol; Pete Lopez; Dave McDonough; Walter Mosley; Ted O'Brien; Felix W. Ortiz; Bill Perkins; Ed Ra; James Skoufis; Toby Ann Stavisky; and Al Stirpe; and Justin Wagner.
Many are broadcasting their messages of support via Twitter, using the hashtag #RespectTeachers. Join them!