FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 11, 2016
NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS UNION ENDORSES STEFANIK FOR RE-ELECTION
NYSUT Cites Stefanik Record on Fighting for North Country
Students, Teachers, and Parents
Glens Falls, NY: Citing her strong, bipartisan record on North Country education issues, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) today announced their endorsement of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for re-election.
“I am incredibly honored to receive the endorsement from New York State United Teachers,” said Stefanik. “I look forward to continuing my work on education issues on behalf of our North Country students, teachers, and parents.”
“We have also made great strides in higher education reform to make college more affordable and accessible to all continuing their education at the highest level. NYSUT’s endorsement means a great deal to me, and reinforces that the fight to improve all levels of education is a worthy one.”
“Congresswoman Stefanik serves on the Education and Workforce Committee where, despite being a freshman, she has shown an early willingness to work across the aisle, said Don Carlisto, NYSUT Board of Directors. “Her help was critical to enact the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized federal K-12 programs and created the opportunity for states to bring about the end of standardized test obsession.
“This endorsement is recognition that Congresswoman Stefanik has heard the concerns of parents and educators around the district and has demonstrated the ability to seek bipartisan consensus and get results,” added Mr. Carlisto.
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