I’ve been out of commission for a few days as I had some laptop issues resolved. However I am back in action and have a few links to pass on that we should all be reading.
First to Zephyr Teachout, the PJSTA endorsed gubernatorial candidate…
There will be a a rally in support of Teachout on Thursday, September 4th at 4:30. All PJSTA members should be there. Teachout, Beth Dimino, Carol Burris, Kevin Glynn, and Jeanette Deutermann will be among the attendees and speakers. More information at the bottom of this post.
The Long Island Press quotes Teachout as saying her first order of business would be working to eliminate the Common Core in New York State and dismissing commissioner John King. Via the Long Island Press…
Teachout has been equally outspoken against Common Core, the education reform created by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of State School Officers and implemented to what many are calling disastrous results under the leadership of Cuomo and his appointed Commissioner of Education John King.
Teachout said the first order of business if she was to beat Cuomo would be the elimination of Common Core, and King as commissioner.
“John King has failed to listen to parents and teachers who have spoken up forcefully about the problems with high stakes testing and privatization of public schools, and is the wrong person for the job,” she said.
“Listening” is a key component of being governor, she stressed amid the market. “He’s not a good listener.”
The more you hear her speak the more you wonder what NYSUT possibly could have been thinking when they chose not to endorse her.
Speaking of NYSUT, we have a few good links on the double pension scandal that broke last week…
Over at the Perdido Street School blog, Reality-Based Educator says the Cuomo/NYSUT double pension deal needs to be investigated.
Sean Crownley from the B-LoEdScene blog says that NYSUT leadership needs to explain themselves or resign.
Arthur Goldstein at NYC Educator talks about the poor defense arguments that NYSUT leadership’s mouthpieces are offering up.
Here is the information on Thursday’s Teachout rally…