“Public education is a public good,” said U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, NY-19. He drove this message home after acknowledging, in personal terms, the effects the pandemic had on students and educators, and how the challenges of home-schooling his own children heightened his already profound respect for teachers.
The people here made it possible for our children to grow,” said Delgado as he heaped praise on educators for their hard work. But, as Delgado continued, “you need more than praise and accolades, you need concrete, tangible resources that will benefit both you and your students.
Delgado listed many support packages passed into law and upcoming efforts to fuel support for many of the elements NYSUT is pushing in our Future Forward program, such as social emotional supports and bolstering school meal programs.