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NYSUT Ad: Don't Cut Education Spending
By Nick Reisman New York State
PUBLISHED 6:38 AM ET Mar. 30, 2020
They’re scouring science labs to donate much-needed protective gear for health care workers. They’re making meals-to-go and riding school buses to deliver food packages along with schoolwork. Others are posting creative videos to entertain — and engage — students, whether it’s dressing up in a silly costume to read a story or demonstrating a very cool science experiment from their kitchen table.
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New York State has become the nation’s epicenter for the coronavirus, putting the lives of thousands of health care professionals — many of whom are NYSUT members — at risk.
Yet, day in and day out, there they remain on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, selflessly putting themselves in harm’s way to care for our loved ones and us.
“We’re in a warlike situation, attempting to contain a dangerous disease,” said Anne Goldman, who oversees nurses as UFT vice president for non-Department of Education members.
ALBANY, N.Y. March 27, 2020 — With less than a week to go before the state budget is due, New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement on the budget process today:
“The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital role that our schools play in our communities. They provide meals, they provide care for the needs of children, they provide mental health services — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“We traveled the state earlier this year to hear directly from the educators, students and parents who rely on public schools about the critical funding needs they are facing, needs that haven’t changed as we’ve begun
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