Policy makers and legislators often hold public hearings on a particular issue of concern or bill. These hearings provide an opportunity for education and child advocates to exchange ideas and influence decision making. Often New York State PTA is asked to present testimony before government and education committees and commissions. For past testimonies delivered by a NYS PTA representative, please select from the topics below.

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NYS PTA’s Testimony before the NYS Assembly Education Committee on School Infrastructure and Facilities – October 19, 2017

NYS PTA’s Testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education – February 14, 2017

NYS PTA’s Testimony before the NYS Assembly Education Committee Public Hearing – December 5, 2016

NYS PTA’s Testimony before the New York State Joint Legislative Committee Hearings – January 27, 2016

NYS PTA’s Op-Ed entitled Education Reform: What Now? – December 15, 2015


NYS PTA Letter on DeVos Nomination

NYS PTA’s Response to Governor Cuomo’s statement about failing teachers

ECB’s Memo In Opposition to the Governor’s Program Bill- Parental Choice in Education Act

ECB Sends Second Letter to Governor to Release School Aid Runs

ECB Calls on Governor to Release School Aid Runs

NYS PTA’s response to Governor Cuomo’s questions to Chancellor Tisch and Dr. King (as outlined in a letter by his Director of State Operations, Jim Malatras)