Hochul signs bill requiring student government organizations in high schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Albany on Thursday morning to make a couple of announcements.

One of her focuses was teaching the importance of civics to local students.

Hochul was speaking at Tech Valley High School in Albany, highlighting the need for a strong educational system.

Good education is what can give New York the edge over other states, she said.

The most important topic to Hochul is civics. She signed a new bill on Thursday that will ensure students all over the state are taught the basics of democracy.

“I’m signing a bill today that requires the establishment of student government organizations in all public districts with at least one high school,” said Hochul. “Students need to have this opportunity to understand how government is done.”

These new programs will teach students their responsibility when it comes to civil service, Hochul said.

She wants all Capital Region students to be ready and prepared for the workforce.