ALBANY, N.Y. Feb. 3, 2015 - New York State United Teachers today congratulated Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, on his election as New York State Assembly speaker.
"In his time in Albany, Carl Heastie has been a quiet force fighting for public schools, students and teachers. He respects educators - and public education - and we congratulate him on his election as Assembly speaker. Under Speaker Silver, the Assembly, as a body, has been a champion of public education and a fierce protector of what New York students need, from pre-kindergarten to higher education. We fully expect the Assembly will continue to honor and respect public education as the gateway to a brighter future for all New Yorkers."
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.