NYSUT launched a nearly $1 million ad campaign this week urging Gov. Cuomo to move beyond politics and ensure the state adequately and equitably funds its public schools.
The 30-second, documentary-style television ad features a narrator reading from a Jan. 5 New York Times editorial headlined, "The central crisis in New York education."
"Gov. Cuomo's forthcoming State of the State address is expected to focus on what can be done to improve public education," the narrator reads as quotes from the editorial appear on the screen. "If he is serious about the issue, he'll have to move beyond peripheral concerns and political score-settling ... and go to the heart of the matter ... that the state has not met its constitutional responsibility to ensure adequate school funding."
Here's the ad and here's NYSUT's announcement of the campaign launch.