March 05, 2019

TAKE ACTION: Fund our future!

Author: Andy Pallotta, NYSUT President
Source: NYSUT Member Action Center
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Fund our future.

Funding for high-quality public education, from pre-kindergarten through college, remains the best investment our state can make. It is essential that lawmakers make these critical investments in the state’s future to build on the progress that has been made in recent years.

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to ask lawmakers to support increased funding for high-quality public education in New York State, from pre-K through college!

While the executive budget does include a modest 1.6 percent increase in Foundation Aid, it is not enough to maintain current academic programs and services … or to provide the proper level of investment to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education.

In addition, the executive budget holds SUNY’s and CUNY’s instructional core budgets flat from last year’s funding level, which actually represents a decrease in full-time equivalent (FTE) student funding when adjusted for inflation. This has been the case for many years and has become a trend that severely impacts not only students across the state, but our members, as well.

We must ask lawmakers to support and advocate for significantly more funding for K-12, SUNY and CUNY four–year institutions, community colleges, and the SUNY hospitals.

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to ask lawmakers to support increased funding for high-quality public education in New York State, from pre-K through college!

Help ensure that lawmakers support the investments our students need to succeed!

Take action now!

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President

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