ALBANY, NY. April 10, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today released the following statement on the 2017-18 state budget:
“We appreciate this budget’s steadfast support of public schools and the welcome commitment to public higher education embodied by the governor’s scholarship program. The Assembly deserves credit for rejecting a radical overreach by the charter industry. Renewal of the millionaire's tax is a step in the right direction. All in all, progress for our students.”
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.