I made the pledge

To ensure all children in New York State receive a quality education.

Retired New York City educator and United Federation of Teachers member Chaitram Aklu knows, firsthand, how immigrant communities are often home to high-needs schools. But, he also wants fellow union members to know, too, that, despite one’s immigration status, providing information to the Census is safe and helps ensure all children in New York State receive the quality education to which they are entitled.