We Believe That Schools Should Be Centers of Our Communities
The community school model provides wrap-around services for students and families. It makes the school a critical center of community life. Schools and communities grow stronger as a result.
We Believe All Students Need Healthy School Meals
Research has shown that students experiencing hunger struggle to focus and have lower school attendance, which impacts their academic performance. We believe all students deserve healthy school meals.
We Believe In Quality, Accessible Higher Ed For All
Every New Yorker deserves access to public higher education. New York state must invest in and strengthen our SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
We Believe The Current Receivership Law Is Not A Recipe For Success
What do you do with schools that are improperly funded, poorly supported and usually situated in our poorest communities? If you're the state, you punish them.
More Teaching Less Testing Task Force Report
From elementary school to high school graduation, standardized test scores rarely provide an accurate representation of the whole child or indicate a student’s full potential. NYSUT is recommending a reimagining of the current system of student assessments in the state of New York.
Higher Ed Union Leaders Testimony 2023
In legislative budget hearings, higher ed union leaders strongly called for lawmakers to support the New Deal for Higher Education and significantly boost funding for SUNY, CUNY and community colleges.
State Lawmakers and Educators Call To Address Student Hunger
New York State lawmakers, educators and school leaders met at the Capitol to discuss student hunger in our schools.