Month: March 2016

PJSTA and PJTA Team up on Port Times Ad

We are happy to share that we are teaming up with our sisters and brothers to the north, the Port Jefferson Teachers Association in creating an advertisement promoting the opt-out movement.  The ad will run in the March 31st issue of the The Port Times Record.  You can view the ad, as it will appear …

IMPORTANT! New Date for Reclaim Our Schools Rally!

Due to the big storm coming on Sunday into Monday, the Reclaim Our Schools rally at the old John Harvard’s has been postponed.  The new date is Tuesday, March 29th.  See the flyer below for details…

March 21st… Be There!

We are excited to see ALL PJSTA members head out to the Reclaim Our Schools picket on March 21st!  Make signs and bring your friends!  Details below…  

This Made My Day

Anyone who reads my rantings here regularly knows that it is typically filled with talk of ed deform, labor, and opt-outs.  Every now and then I will stumble across something that reminds me why we fight like we do for our students.  Why we went into teaching in the first place. This evening I wandered over …

Last Night’s SNS Forum

Below is the video broadcast of last night’s Students Not Scores forum in Coram.  I was fortunate enough to be joined by Jeanette Deutermann, Michael Hynes, and Tracy Zamek.  Jump to about the 2:30 mark for the start of the forum.

Reminder… Students Not Scores Forum Tonight!

Just a reminder that I am speaking at the Students Not Scores forum at the old Coram Fire Department tonight.  Joining me is Patchogue-Medford Superintendent Mike Hynes, Long Island Opt-Out founder Jeanette Deutermann, and Hauppauge Teachers Association’s Tracy Zamek.  Seats are still available.  Come out and join us! Details below…

A Conference You Won’t Want to Miss

I want to quickly share with our readers and wholeheartedly endorse the upcoming 2016 Labor Notes Conference.  The conference, being held in Chicago from April 1-3, brings together grassroots unionists from around the country to discuss common issues and strategize ways to build grassroots unionism. I personally know several of the teachers who will be …