To the editor:
There is only one candidate in the race for state Assembly who has dedicated her life to education and the future of our children. That candidate is Karen Bisso.
She is a strong voice for practical solutions, responsible improvements and accessible educational standards for all students.
Recently, NYSUT not only endorsed but also gave a sizeable donation to Janet Duprey after she voted YES for two items union members were against: Tier VI pension reform (proven to have no effect or real pension reform until 2027) and APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review teacher evaluation system, which will cost millions of dollars and add layers of bureaucracy to Albany and the state Education Department at a time when we are losing teachers).
Both of these issues Karen vocally opposed and is on the record stating her opposition.
Therefore, we stand behind Karen Bisso as the only candidate highly qualified and assertive enough to stand up for educational issues and the improvements necessary for good teaching and learning.
We endorse Karen Bisso as the best candidate to represent education.
William D. Herzog
Members of the Plattsburgh City School District