Families should choose New York State because of excellent public schools for children the best continuing education and training programs for adults. Unfortunately, that’s not the New York State we have. New York ranks 36th in the nation in percentage of residents with high school diplomas and only 17 states perform significantly worse than New York according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
New York has lagged in its opportunities for students and failed to carry out an education and training agenda that produces adults ready for a competitive workforce. Advocating for proactive solutions in these two areas will be the fundamental focus of SAM-NY.