NYSUT statement on Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget proposal and State of the State address:

Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 13, 2016 — “The governor’s State of the State message is a starting point that sets a positive tone for public education. We appreciate the respect voiced for educators and the hard work they do every day on behalf of New York’s students. We are committed to having the constructive conversations needed to advance public education.

“The governor's K-12 state aid proposal begins the essential discussions that must take place about what’s needed to provide every student with a quality public education in the wake of the tax cap. The education tax credit proposal remains problematic. And, of course, we must press to fully fund SUNY, CUNY and the community colleges.

“As we have the opportunity to review details in the days ahead, we look forward to working constructively with the Legislature and the governor to advance public education, from pre-school through post-graduate.”

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.