Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) today released the official report of his Education Summit held on April 11 at the East Greenbush Community Library. McLaughlin also sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver, Senate Leaders Skelos and Klein, and state education Commissioner John King, among others, including his report and noting that his Summit was the first step in a series of conversations state and education leaders should be having with the educators who are on the front lines each day with our children. 

“The question that was asked repeatedly at the conclusion of my Summit was: what’s next and where do we go from here? My answer was simple: that the conversation, ideas, input and suggestions could be brought to the attention of state and education leaders in an effort to have a real and honest dialogue with our devoted teachers,” said McLaughlin. “These tremendous educators have the great responsibility of teaching our youth, and for far too long, those making decisions affecting the state’s classrooms have not reached out to them to gain their valuable input. My Education Summit was the first step in correcting that.”

Regarded as highly successful among community teachers, administration and superintendents, McLaughlin was eager to share the results, issues, suggestions and ideas that came from his Summit:

“This Summit was not intended to be an event that rehashed all that is wrong with our state education system, but rather, an opportunity to learn from those who deal daily with the decisions we make. I sincerely hope our state and education leaders join me in an effort to better bring educators from across the state to the decision making process. Their input is needed as we continue to invest in education so that our children can compete in an ever-changing economy,” concluded McLaughlin.

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.


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