Month: August 2013

More on Cuomo’s Death Penalty Comment

Yesterday Governor Cuomo shared how he believed that “failing schools” (failing based on his rigged tests) should receive the death penalty. Today NYSUT President Dick Ianuzzi responded with this tweet… Sad Cuomo uses “death penalty” when speaking about schools. Especially insensitive on Labor Day weekend and as school year starts Shameful. — Richard Iannuzzi (@RichardIannuzzi) …

Cuomo: “a death penalty for failing schools”

WARNING: The video linked to below may cause nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Click here to watch Governor Cuomo call for failing schools to receive the death penalty. New York State Dictator Governor Andy Cuomo yesterday called for the death penalty for failing schools.  He seriously used that terminology when talking about schools.  The video is …

PJSTA Joins NYSAPE

The Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association is proud to have recently joined the New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE). From their website… NYS ALLIES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION ARE PARENTS AND CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO FIRMLY BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ITS FUNDAMENTAL LINK TO THE SUCCESS OF A THRIVING COMMUNITY …

Students Not Scores Action

Via Students Not Scores… Second Day of Action for Students, Not Scores! Senator Flanagan, Chair of the NY State Senate Education Committee,  has officially posted four public meeting dates to meet with NY State taxpayers to speak to the issue of the common core and high stakes testing.  The problem is Mr. Flanagan will only …

Ed Deformers

Via the MORE Caucus…

Links for the Last Week of Summer

I have had a few links to some great reads to share the past few days, but have been busy with some of our other posts, so I’ll give you a few at once here.  As you are laying on the beach enjoying your last week of summer here are a few “must reads” for …

Senator Flanagan’s Education Hearing

Senator Flanagan has set the date for the Senate Standing Committee on Education’s hearing to assess how their reform agenda has gone so far.  I could save them a lot of time and tell them that it stinks, but given the fact that Flanagan set the hearing for Tuesday, September 17th from 10:00 am until …

King Wants Control of School boards

The New York State Education Department’s Commissioner John King, who should be fired, wants the Board of Regents to have the ability to take over school boards in districts that are “failing”.  WGRZ in Buffalo has the story. So let’s get this straight.  John King wants to use junk science to label school districts as …

KYE- NYS Senators John J. Flanagan and Ken LaValle

Way back in July, before Dr. Rella became a celebrity, before we called for John King’s firing, and before we rallied for public ed, we announced a new series of posts that we would be writing this year.  That series would be broken into two parts.  One part titled “Know Your Friends” (KYF) and one …

Corporate Interests & the Common Core

Via United Opt Out… Companion Guide can be found here.