Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the middle of his week-long State of the State addresses outlining his priorities for the coming year. But the Governor has already made it clear with his actions that those priorities do not include public education.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Governor Cuomo’s rolling budget cuts have hurt children by compounding existing poverty, hunger, and housing insecurity. New York’s students need the state to invest in public education — from child care to Pre-K to grade 12 — to ensure all students across the state, especially Black, Latinx, immigrant and low income children receive a high quality education.
Today, as lawmakers in Albany gear up to negotiate the budget for next year, send an email to Governor Cuomo and your State Legislators and tell them they must pass a budget that taxes billionaires and fully funds our schools!