Failing Schools, Yet Higher Taxes
New York State needs a serious overhaul of its educational system. As Governor Cuomo commented on his State of the State Address, we are first in spending and rank thirty-fourth overall in results. As a whole, American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy, behind almost all industrialized nations! Obviously, we are failing our children in giving them the means to excel in the new global economy.
Part of the problem in New York State can be shown by some telling statistics on how we spend our money. The Empire Centers data show that we spend $19,000 per child on K-12 education. They further report that the average teacher salary for NYS is $71,370. The national average is only $54,179, which means we pay our educators $17,291 for minimal results. This proves that spending the most, doesnt guarantee the best outcomes. As a whole, we need to review what we are doing and reform our educational system to turn around
Americans for Prosperity, New York will be sponsoring two events in recognition of National School Choice Week. We will be having showing of the Cartel on the following dates and locations below.
Tuesday, January 25 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Buffalo-Airport
131 Buell Ave
Saturday, January 29 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Country Inn and Suites
4635 West Henrietta Road
You can register for these events below;
Be a part of the revolution to restore Americas exceptionalism! Thousands are gathering together for viewing parties all across the nation during school choice week to shine a spot light on effective education options for every child. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help raise awareness of our failing public education system and build support for school choice. The Education Revolution is not a partisan issue. Its an American issue and our future depends on it!