ALBANY, N.Y. January 9, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s remarks at the first State of the State address:
“The promise of public education as a torch lighting the way to greater opportunity for students has been at the heart of NYSUT’s work since our founding. We applaud the governor for his commitment to greater public education funding. We look forward to the introduction of his executive budget in the coming days, and the extension of the millionaires’ tax that will help make this exciting step forward a reality.”
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.