April 6, 2023
"The education plan put forth by Helen Gym, PFT's endorsed candidate for Mayor, is incredibly comprehensive and thorough. The plan incorporates commonsense and visionary solutions to issues; it is rooted in the priorities that we have collectively organized around for years; and it is what is needed to meet this moment.
"Gym’s plan clearly outlines resources and services that students need to thrive, and clearly connects the dots to investing in the teachers and support staff that bring those resources to life every day. In this plan, Gym outlines key initiatives including a facilities modernization plan, a workforce investment plan including creating a robust pipeline for teachers of color, a plan to truly invest in schools as community hubs—to name a few components. Gym’s plan also prioritizes safety, and in it, Gym outlines thoughtful and proactive measures to address a real crisis in our city. Ultimately, what Gym’s plan does is provide a strong blueprint for ensuring that our children have what they need.
"This plan is a crystal clear example of why the members of the PFT voted overwhelmingly to endorse Helen Gym for Mayor. We believe in what she stands for and her ability to get it done."