June 23, 2015

NYSUT statement on East Ramapo

Source:  NYSUT Media Relations

"NYSUT's record on issues of equity is unequivocal. NYSUT is proud to be a leading advocate for students in high-needs communities — dedicated to ensuring every child has effective teachers, small class sizes and the resources for a quality public education. We continue to press at the state level for the support and resources students in East Ramapo deserve including the $15.3 million owed by the state in foundation aid and for solutions that respect and build on the voices of parents and educators at the district level. Together, we must ensure every student in a high-needs district, our English Language Learners and students with disabilities receive the quality public education they deserve. We will continue to fight the underfunding of small cities, challenging the undemocratic tax cap that limits opportunity for students and pressing a legislative agenda focusing relentlessly on statewide solutions to the inequity that unfairly penalizes children in high-needs communities."

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.