Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today’s federal holiday is designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
We at the GTA are saddened to learn of the passing of GCSD’s Dr. Beth Bentley. Beth was an outstanding educator, a fair and honest colleague, and, most importantly, a great person. We send our sincerest condolences to Beth’s family. We’ll miss her.
Inadequate funding is the primary driver of education inequality in our state. In the coming weeks and months, I (Andy Pallotta) will personally be traveling across the state, touring schools with local members, other NYSUT leaders, and Legislators to draw attention to the impact that inadequate funding has on our schools, our kids, and our communities. Schools in our state are owed more than $3.4 billion in Foundation Aid.