Monthly Archives: April 2016

Courageous MORE Teachers Defy Gag Order

Three courageous members of the United Federation of Teachers are defying the city’s gag order on speaking out against the state tests.  Lauren Cohen, Jia Lee, and Kristin Taylor, all of whom are running for positions in the upcoming UFT … Continue reading

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Unofficial Opt-Out Numbers From Around NYS

We will update this page throughout the day as we get unofficial opt-out numbers in from around the state.  If you know your district’s opt-out percentage please leave it in the comments, send us a tweet (@ThePJSTA), or send it … Continue reading

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A Couple of Links While We Wait for Opt-Out Numbers

As we wait to hear on opt-out numbers across the state today, a few worthwhile links to pass along. Though their local union, the UFT, may be working against the opt-out movement in New York City, the teachers at the … Continue reading

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Contribute to Defeat Mulgrew

I have written in great detail about the harm that Michael Mulgrew and his Unity Caucus inflict not only upon their local union, the United Federation of Teachers, but upon unionized teachers across New York State and beyond.  Fortunately this … Continue reading

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The CTU’s One-Day Strike

Today Chicago’s teachers waged a one-day strike.  The strike was not just for a new contract, but for a just public education system for the city’s students.  There are a couple of essential pieces to read regarding the strike.  I’ll … Continue reading

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