Month: September 2013

Reign of Error… Available Now!

Today Diane Ravitch’s new book Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools becomes available to the general public.  Ravitch uses the book to explore the various “reform” issues that public schools in America… Read More

Senator Flanagan and John King

Via the Hauppauge Patch… Last week, on the first day of school, Senator Flanagan, no friend of education, and NYSED Commissioner John King, who should be fired, visited Hauppauge Middle School and Pines Elementary School together. The purpose of their visit was… Read More

de Blasio Trouble for Cuomo?

The New York Post made me smile this morning (didn’t think I’d ever utter those words together) with this article, claiming that if elected mayor Bill de Blasio is going to be a problem for our God awful governor.  Particularly appealing is… Read More

Signt MORE’s Petition Against NYC Teacher Evals

Our friends at the MORE Caucus have begun to circulate a petition calling for a moratorium on the new teacher evaluation system in New York City.  The PJSTA stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from MORE and opposes any teacher evaluation… Read More

Senator Flanagan and his pal Michelle Rhee

Just a reminder that every PJSTA member should be writing their letters to Senator John Flanagan.  To recap, Flanagan, whose top campaign contributor last year was Michelle Rhee‘s Students Last First with a contribution of $10,300, is the head of the New… Read More