So Long John King

As has been reported everywhere, NYSED Commissioner John King is stepping down from his position so that he can accept a job as one of President Obama’s underlings at the US DOE.  This seems to be a reward for King for sticking with his reformy plans despite a wave of students, parents, educators, and common sense that opposed virtually every decision he made.

No word on who the next commissioner will be, though you can expect it will be another reformy type who will bring more of the same.  It is important to note that the problem here in New York State never was John King.  King was merely a mouthpiece for Merryl Tisch and the other plutocrats seeking to profit off of the destruction of public education.

My lasting memory of John King will bewhen he was on the receiving end of this tirade last year…

 

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The PJSTA Contract Extension Has Been Ratified

At today’s ratification meeting the PJSTA membership voted unanimously to approve the two year contract extension. Congratulations PJSTA!

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Ratification Vote Reminder

Just a reminder that the ratification vote for PJSTA members is this afternoon in the Comsewogue High School auditorium.  The meeting will begin promptly at 4:00 pm.  This past Monday the Comsewogue school board approved the memorandum of agreement for the contract extension.  As a point of information, here are the PJSTA’s Ratification Meeting Guidelines.

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UPDATE: Ratification Vote

The date of the ratification vote for the proposed contract extension has been changed to Thursday, December 4th at 4:00 pm at Comsewogue High School.

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International Day of the Child

Today is The International Day of the Child!
Please send in your IREFUSE letters and post/tweet your favorite child’s photo wth the following message:
I Refuse the NYS Testing because I LOVE ———-
#whyirefuse  #whyisupportpubliceducation
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