Can Education in New York State Be Re-imagined?


This episode of Connect: NY introduces the idea that a Constitutional Convention in New York could impact the issues surrounding how children are equitably educated, how the education system is funded and why collective bargaining plays an important role.  Joining host Susan Arbetter for the conversation are:

  • Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium
  • Tim Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association
  • Dr. Gerry Benjamin, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz
  • Dr. Peter Galie, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Canisius College
  • Richard Casagrande, General Counsel, New York State United Teacher

The show aims to give stakeholders across New York State a better understanding of education issues.

This episode of Connect: NY will air on WSKG TV Monday, September 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.

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  1. “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.” Machiavelli

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