Senator Liu hosts Education Town Hall

John C. Liu

August 18, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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 FLUSHING, NY – NYS Senator John Liu, Chair of the Senate Committee on NYC Education, today hosted an Education Town Hall at Flushing Library for students, parents and the community to discuss issues and concerns related to NYC public schools.

Attendees discussed a variety of topics, ranging from the ongoing battle over school budget cuts, recent legislation to reduce the size of NYC public school classes, the high school admissions process, special education, mayoral control and school governance, and more. 

Senator John Liu stated, “Hearing directly from parents, students and educators about their experience with NYC’s public schools greatly helps to inform the policies and decisions we formulate in the State Senate. There was a tremendous showing from our community this evening, clearly demonstrating that while we may be well on our way toward recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, much remains unresolved when it comes to ensuring our schools are best serving our students. The Department of Education urgently needs all hands on deck to promptly address these many outstanding concerns; to get our schools back on track; and to truly set our students up to succeed in the classroom and beyond.”