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Happy Summer

Wishing our members a wonderful and relaxing summer and best wishes to our newly retired members!  We will be taking a little while off from the blog unless there is major news that breaks.  However we will be back later … Continue reading

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MORE Raises Resolution of “No Confidence” in Elia… Unity Caucus Votes it Down

Via the MORE Caucus… Jia Lee, Chapter Leader of The Earth School and a member of MORE, brought a MORE-sponsored resolution before the Delegate Assembly (DA) calling for a statement expressing opposition to the appointment of recently appointed state education commissioner MaryEllen … Continue reading

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Reactions to the New NYSED Commissioner

As you have surely heard by now, the Board of Regents unanimously elected MaryEllen Elia as the new state education commissioner.  Elia, who supports the Common Core, high stakes testing, test based teacher evaluation schemes, voucher programs, and charter schools, … Continue reading

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Organizing STCaucus at the General Membership Level

Norm Scott over at Ed Notes Online published a piece this morning with some great news on rank and file teachers organizing around the STCaucus.  Norm reports that PS8 teachers in the Bronx, and UFT members, have submitted 61 membership forms … Continue reading

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New York State Opt-Out Map

Pretty cool visual here, courtesy of Adam Stabb…   Percentage of students in each district that did not take standardized tests: pic.twitter.com/JCozqHJmt6 — Opt Out Staab (@adam_staab) May 20, 2015

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