Month: August 2013

Everyone thinks John King should resign!… and other assorted notes

Our friend Diane Ravitch today called for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King.  Citing the harm King has done to children and educators, Ravitch is calling on all concerned parents, educators, and citizens of New York State to contact… Read More

An Interview with Dr. Joseph Rella

We were fortunate enough to grab a few thoughts from Dr. Rella on his recent celebrity, his interaction with our elected officials, mainstream media’s creative filtering, and most importantly, what we can do to continue to stand up for public education. PJSTA:… Read More

Local Pols Too Busy for Saturday’s Rally

We learned today that neither John Flanagan nor Ken Lavalle will be attending Saturday’s rally. The rally came about after Dr. Rella’s letter to elected officials, including New York State Senators Flanagan and Lavalle, was picked up by local residents supporting public… Read More

Dick Ianuzzi to Appear at Saturday’s Rally

We received word late this afternoon that NYSUT President Dick Ianuzzi will attend and speak at Saturday’s “Students, not Scores!” rally at Comsewogue High School.  Ianuzzi will be joined by Comsewogue School District Superintendent Joe Rella, New York State Assemblyman Steven Englebright,… Read More

KYF- Diane Ravitch

As mentioned a few weeks ago, thepjsta.org would soon be debuting two new series on our blog.  Today we bring you the first installment of our series “Know Your Friends” (KYF).  In this series we will highlight individuals and groups who are… Read More