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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission met at Binghamton University Wednesday. It was one of ten regional meetings being held by the commission to get input on the state’s public education system.
Board members heard testimony from a variety of people, including local leaders and education advocates who voiced their concerns and suggestions to the governor’s council.
“Larger classroom sizes. A lot of after school activities that our students use to get better in school, teachers have been laid off, so we can’t at the same time have an increase in mandates and not give our schools the proper tools they need for the future of our state and that our children,” Binghamton City Council member Lea Webb said.
“I’ll be talking about ways we can promote career and technical education and science and technology for our high school students to better prepare them for the careers of the future,” Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said.
The Education Reform Commission is tasked with creating an education action plan by December 1st. Its next regional meeting will occur next week at Lemoyne College in Syracuse.