Advocacy and Action

Vote “Yes” on Proposition 1

Proposition 1 is a proposed change to the state’s constitution that would correct a decades-old unjust flaw in our laws and FINALLY give small city school districts across New York state the same opportunities as their rural and suburban counterparts.

Right now, the more than 200,000 students that attend schools in small city districts — six in ten of whom are considered economically disadvantaged — can’t benefit from the borrowing power available to rural and suburban districts. This means fewer new schools or facilities, fewer repairs and improvements, and fewer opportunities. A YES vote on Proposition 1 rights this wrong, promotes fairness, supports students & families, and lifts up communitie

Current law hurts students that are most in need across the state. NYSUT strongly believes we can do better, and we strongly support voting YES on Proposition 1.