Billboards call on Cuomo to listen to educators

You talk about teachers. Try listening to them.

Gov. Cuomo is not smiling in the 14 by 48 foot NYSUT billboard on Interstate 787 south near downtown Albany.

That’s because the headline reads: “You talk about teachers. Try listening to them.”

Another version of the digital billboard with the governor’s image reads: “What are you afraid of? Come to our schools.”

These are the latest incarnations of messages aimed at informing the public – and elected officials who work in the Capitol – that the union is turning up the heat on a governor who has declared war on public education.

The billboard went up earlier this week.

Three more billboards will soon be posted on I-787 and I- 90 featuring a teacher with students in a classroom and the headline: “Stand up for what All Kids Need,” a nod to the union’s ongoing social media campaign calling for fair funding and challenging the governor’s corporate education agenda.

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