Month: May 2014

The Governor Will Hear Us Roar!

Yesterday we asked you to join us this Saturday in Manhattan as we rally, along with 40+ other organizations, for public education.  Today we want to make you aware of another important date in the coming week.  On Wednesday, May 21st we will join thousands of other Long Island teachers as we demonstrate and picket …

One Last Time… Join us on Saturday!!!!

All PJSTA members headed out to the rally in Manhattan on Saturday will receive a free doughnut, cup of coffee, and train ticket compliments of the PJSTA.  Meet at the Ronkonkoma Train Station at 11:20 AM in time for the 11:40 train into Penn Station.  The rally will be held downtown at City Hall Park. …

Why I am Voting Green Party for Governor

As we roll through the spring towards next November’s elections we are starting to hear a lot from the gubernatorial candidates when it comes to public education.  Let’s look a little bit closer at our options now. We are all familiar with Governor Cuomo’s litany of attacks on public schools, the children who they serve, …

NYSUT & Cuomo, UFT Contract, Cavanagh, etc.

We have some must read links for you to peruse… A lot was made in the lead up to the NYSUT election in April about the Revive NYSUT slate’s apparent fondness for Governor Cuomo.  This parent’s account of events at NYSUT’s “Picket in the Pines” earlier this month would seem to back that up… At …

Stronger Together’s Meeting with Governor Cuomo

As momentum built toward’s the April 28th rally at Villa Lombardi’s to protest Governor Cuomo, one of the governor’s top aides, Joseph Percoco, reached out, through an intermediary, to the President of the Connetquot Teachers Association Tony Felicio.  Percoco offered Felicio, one of the rally’s organizers, a meeting with the governor to air his grievances in …