ALBANY, N.Y. November 6, 2018 – New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following reaction to tonight’s elections results:
“If there is one takeaway from this election, it’s that NYSUT members pay attention – and they vote. NYSUT members took notes on who considers them ‘a force of evil’ and they remembered who betrayed them in choosing the charter industry over reforming the broken teacher evaluation system. Our incredibly energized ‘forces of good’ – joining a national wave of teacher and union activism – burned up the phone lines; rang thousands of doorbells, engaged their colleagues in conversations, and handed out more campaign literature than anyone can count. In addition to our financial contributions, we worked hard for those champions who understand it’s time to end the state’s obsession with testing; fix the broken evaluation system and invest more in our public schools, colleges and hospitals. Educators and the state's working people are 'forces of good' and they are the big winners in this election."
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.