Monthly Archives: January 2015

Call your NYS Senator today, stand up for public education.

Have you called your state Senator yet? I just called Senator DeFrancisco’s office and expressed my anger about the Governor’s education proposals.  Please take a moment to call your state Senator, right now. It’ only takes a minute. Follow this … Continue reading

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NYSUT Releases Opt-Out Fact Sheet

Parents and teachers share deep concerns about over-testing resulting from the state’s botched implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Concerns include: stress on students, appropriateness of tests, erosion of learning time and lack of state transparency on test … Continue reading

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Twitter for Teachers: Make Your Voice Heard

Last week we posted rundown of the Gov’s State of the State address and asked you to get connected with NYSUT’s Member Action Center.  There’s two ways to stay connected: Download the NYSUT MAC (Member Action Center) App on your smartphone … Continue reading

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Yes, the Gov’s proposals are that bad….Time to speak out!

Many of you may have already read the news today, oh boy. Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address yesterday took direct aim at teachers. Cuomo wants to overhaul the evaluation system so teachers’ ratings are based half on student … Continue reading

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Is Cuomo serious about education?

NYSUT released a new ad today shining light on a recent editorial in the NY Times which questions just how serious Gov Cuomo is about education.  Sure, he talks a good game as he attacks teachers and schools across the … Continue reading

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Take Action Today: Complete the 2015 NY Senate Legislative Questionnaire

The next few months will be difficult ones as teachers in New York State. Our Governor and State Ed. Chancellor Tisch are waging a campaign to dramatically change the teacher evaluation system in NY as well as eliminate the cap … Continue reading

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