Month: September 2015

Some Links to Check Out

Some reading to keep you busy… With the AFT having already issued an early endorsement of Hillary Clinton and the NEA supposedly set to do the same, Curmudgucation looks at Hillary’s stance of public education. Samantha Winslow discusses the SEA settlement that came from their strike to start the school year. Check out the new …

SEA Strike Suspended

The strike in Seattle appears to be over as their Representative Assembly approved the tentative agreement brought forth by their bargaining team.  The SEA membership will assemble on Sunday for a ratification vote. Details of the agreement as per the SEA Facebook account… Congratulations to our sisters and brothers in Seattle on this agreement!

Seattle Strike Song

I saw this video of striking SEA teachers signing their own version of “Tomorrow” and it reminded me of the CTU’s version of “Call Me Maybe” in 2012. Enjoy…

PJSTA #SEAsolidarity Pictures

Thank you to all PJSTA members who participated in Friday’s #SEAsolidarity campaign in our schools!  Below are the pictures that were passed on to us…

PJSTA Passes Reso in Support of SEA; Launches Solidarity Campaign

At today’s Representative Council meeting the PJSTA’s governing body passed a resolution in support of the Seattle Education Association who are currently on strike in Seattle as they fight for the schools Seattle’s students deserve.  Additionally the PJSTA pledged to launch a solidarity campaign in our schools and asked NYSUT to similarly support the SEA …

Seattle Teachers On Strike!

*UPDATE* 5:36 AM After negotiations fell apart last night, Seattle teachers will be on strike to begin their school year today.  We send out thoughts of support and solidarity to our sisters and brothers in the SEA! The Seattle Education Association is ready to strike tomorrow, on the first day of school in their district, …

Rahm Emanuel Shut Down by Teacher Activist

This was passed along to me, so I figured I would share here.  Rahm Emanuel, the former Obama chief of staff, and current   Mayor of Chicago, has done everything in his power to destroy public education in Chicago.  On Monday night, at a public hearing on the city’s 2016 budget, Emanuel made a rare …

Happy New Year PJSTA!

McMullan- What, exactly, is unethical?

I took the piece below from the Students Not Scores website.  It was written by the PJSTA’s very own Melissa McMullan in response to New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia referring to teachers as being “unethical” if they support the opt-out movement. In addition to being one of the best writers I know, Melissa …