Sorry for the infrequent posts of late, but it seems so many of us are under the weather, either from the flu or the nastiest cold I personally have suffered since moving to New York state 25 years ago. At least I have access to medical care, and if you haven’t urged your lawmaker to support keeping Downstate Medical Center open, please go to this link to do so.
I’m still not 100 percent, so I welcome any lull this week — the period between the State of the State and the release of the governor’s proposed budget on Jan. 22 — may provide. Most education advocates I know are really on edge and here’s a pretty good explainer as to why, thanks to the Albany Times Union. And here’s commentary from the Elmira Star-Gazette. For those of you who really want to get into the nitty-gritty of state aid, check out this lengthy analysis or check out this blog.
To me, it just comes down to the fact that are schools are woefully underfunded for the important job of teaching children.