US Representative Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) today announced an initiative to solicit input from hundreds of educators across Central New York about ways to improve and enhance local K-12 education. The initiative, which encourages local educators to participate in a survey and provide feedback about the challenges they face, builds on Representative Maffei's work to strengthen the middle class.
"Education is the backbone of a strong economy and the foundation of the middle class dream," said Rep. Maffei. "Central New York is the best place in the world to live and raise a family, in part because of the high quality public education available in our communities. In order to keep it that way, we must understand the challenges facing local educators and find solutions. That's why I'm asking key education stakeholders across the region to participate in this survey. My office and I will use this important feedback to identify policy solutions to the most pressing issues impacting our education system today."
Rep. Maffei sent the education survey to superintendents, principals, and teachers throughout the 24th District.
Rep. Maffei is currently working on a comprehensive education plan to improve K-12 and higher education in Central New York. In the past few months, he has held numerous roundtable discussions with local education stakeholders from all four counties throughout the 24th Congressional district to listen to their concerns and ideas. Rep. Maffei will incorporate suggestions from the survey and the roundtables in the policy recommendations section of his education plan.