Assemblymember Carroll Lauds Governor Hochul’s New Science of Reading Proposal

$10 million in State Funds to Train 20,000 teachers

Expansion of SUNY and CUNY Microcredential Program for Teachers

Albany, NY Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D/WF-Brooklyn) issued the following statement on the Governor’s literacy initiative that she announced today.

“I commend Governor Hochul for this important proposal to help improve teacher training with regard to how reading is taught in our state. She correctly names and identifies one of the root causes of our state’s literacy crisis – the use of curricula and approaches to teaching literacy not grounded in the science of reading. I have been a staunch advocate for following the science of reading and as person with dyslexia know first-hand the importance of evidence-based methods. The research is clear that all students do better when teachers are trained on the science of reading and evidence-based practices are implemented with fidelity and I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor to make this the reality in New York State.”