Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Titus Meet with Chancellor Fariña Outline “Exciting Ideas to Bring Schools and Communities Together”


This past Monday, July 17th, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), State Senator

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Ozone Park) and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) met with NYC

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña in Pheffer Amato’s office for a brisk, urgent exchange of ideas between the

City and its state legislative delegation on the future of education in South Queens. The meeting focused on

filling in gaps in information and access for thousands of schoolchildren.

“Chancellor Fariña has a deep commitment to public education and an entrepreneurial, creative spirit,” said

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato. “She’s also clearly done her homework on the challenges affecting our

community. I think it’s fair to say all three of us were impressed by her proactive engagement and by the new

ideas she laid out to explore. There’s much work left to do. New York City’s schools need to become more

accountable to their local communities and more equitable across the board. But I left our meeting yesterday

understanding that Chancellor Fariña is an energetic and valuable ally in that fight. I’m even more hopeful

about our children’s futures, and I look forward to working with my fellow legislators and the Chancellor to

bring schools and communities closer together.”

“Being the Chancellor for the NYC school system plays an incredibly critical role in the future of a child’s life,”

said Senator Addabbo. “I commend Chancellor Carmen Fariña for professionally performing her duties and

for her personal, hands-on approach in addressing educational issues across all five boroughs.”

“The bar is raised when it comes to student achievement, and our children here in District 27 deserve the best

opportunities to achieve their goals,” said Assemblywoman Titus. “Chancellor Fariña is committed to our

children, and I look forward to working with her and with my colleagues to ensure all new initiatives succeed.”

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