Statement of Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters, Re: The State of the State
Posted on January 8, 2014
Wed, 08 Jan 2014:
We applaud the education priorities outlined by Governor Cuomo in his State of the State address. We are particularly heartened by the Teacher Excellence Fund, which would offer up to $20,000 additional money per year to eligible highly effective teachers. Teachers are the single most important school-related factor in the quality of a student’s education, and this reward is a positive step toward retaining the best educators. We are also in full support of the Governor’s early education initiatives.