Indivisible Response to Inadequate Education Funding
The Indivisible New Rochelle Education Team members saw this video and responded.
From this video and a subsequent conversation with Senator Shelley Mayer, we learned that Governor Cuomo had proposed $338m as opposed to the $1.6b that had been requested, shifting the burden for education funding to local districts and communities -- a difficult ask as we lose the SALT tax deduction and districts have to contend with the tax cap. The Indivisible New Rochelle Education Team wants to be sure that the Governor hears from progressive voices in his state.
The Governor is surely aware of the power of Indivisible groups, particularly in light of the a blue wave Democratic majority that he has in the NYS senate. We want him to know that we are watching and that we are ready to fight for adequate funding for public education.
As a response, we drafted the following letter, which was signed by 25 other Indivisible groups from across New York State: