Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) met with a large group of teachers and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) representatives Tuesday in Albany to discuss the need for fair education funding in New York State, push for an end to high-stakes testing, and outline the struggles frontline educators are experiencing in our schools. McLaughlin has been a tireless opponent of the Common Core Standards and sponsors multiple bills to restore the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) education cuts.
“I always enjoy speaking with members of NYSUT and local teachers,” McLaughlin said. “The assault on education in this state is nothing short of devastating. Our children and teachers are still struggling under the irresponsibly-implemented Common Core Standards and programs are being cut due to the GEA. We have the ability and money to fix these injustices and this must be the year we pay our schools what they are owed and end Common Core.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website