I don't know about you but the Farmingdale Teacher Center has played a big role in my professional development as a teacher. I have been able to get to resources and take classes through the center that have helped me greatly. The NY State 2019-20 executive budget eliminates all funding for Teacher Centers. Without funding this resource that provides comprehensive, ongoing professional development and support services to educators is lost. Teacher Centers support the implementation of the Next Gen Standards; guidance for educators to meet the needs of English language learners; training on technology; STEM and STEAM initiatives etc. The state SHOULD invest in the tools that will help our teachers and students succeed! Take action to support Teacher Centers, MTIP, and the National Board Certification Program!