Month: November 2012

How Did Public Ed Fare in the Elections?

A few of the many election results that dealt with public education… Jeb Bush crony and anti-teacher, anti-labor, pro-education deformer Tony Bennett was upset, losing his race for Indiana’s state education commissioner.  This was a race with national implications. Large sums of out-of-state money contributed to the passing of an amendment to Georgia’s constitution that …

A National Campaign to Stop Race to the Top

Education/Labor blogger Fred Klonsky is imploring teachers across the country to contact the White House weekly to urge the president to abandon Race to the Bottom Top and stop privatizing public schools. Here is what he has to say… Contact the White House weekly at 202-456-1111 on your state’s designated day.   Message: Give all …

Ratification Meeting Guidelines

Several people have asked for the ratification meeting guidelines.  They can be found here.

More Opposition to RTTT

Recently we shared with you the story of the UTLA, who would not sign their district’s application for Race to the Bottom Top (RTTT).  We recently received the message of gratitude posted below from the UTLA: Dear President Beth Dimino, UTLA President Fletcher asked that I write to on his behalf. Thank you so much …

Bishop Wins Re-election

Representative Tim Bishop, who NYSUT and the PJSTA worked hard to get re-elected has defeated Randy Altschuler. This is a victory for public education and a victory for labor!