ALBANY, N.Y. Dec. 11, 2017 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today praised the Board of Regents for recommending a substantial increase in state aid.
“The Regents’ state aid request is a clear statement of support for what New York’s public schools need — a substantial increase in state aid so they may continue their clear progress toward providing every child with an excellent education. Like the Educational Conference Board, the Regents acknowledge today’s fiscal uncertainties. And they make clear that investing education dollars where it is needed most must be a state priority. By directing more state funding to public education, especially in those places where poverty is prevalent, New York can take another giant step toward ensuring that all children have an equal opportunity to succeed.”
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.