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This year, NYSUT will be advocating for new measures to maximize outcomes for New York’s students, position New York as a world economic leader and protect the rights and dignity of all our members. The statewide union will push legislation that includes:

  • Fixing flaws in the state’s pension system to bring parity with Tier 4 for members in Tiers 5 and 6;
  • Fighting to end childhood poverty — a root cause of education inequities — by supporting New Yorkers’ access to nutritious food, health care and housing;
  • Correcting the broken APPR system and returning teacher evaluations to local control;
  • Increasing the number of community schools across all regions of the state;
  • Providing sustainable funding for SUNY, CUNY and community colleges and SUNY hospitals;
  • Ensuring air quality and temperature in our classrooms are conducive to teaching and learning, including establishing maximum temperature limits; and
  • Replacing the receivership system with a new plan that supports struggling schools with the resources and tools they need to meet New York’s high educational standards.