For too long, upstate taxpayers have unfairly struggled with the costs of education as opposed to our downstate neighbors. Comparison after comparison demonstrates that upstate needs the support to provide a good quality education. It is my intent to fight to make sure education aid is distributed fairly and proportionately. Having been married to a teacher for almost two decades and being closely involved with the Cohoes City School District, I am understand what goes on inside and outside the classroom. It is incumbent upon all of us to provide the resources to help our youth reach their maximum potential in our education system.