Tomorrow is our first “Win Back Wednesday”

Reminders for “Win Back Wednesday”… Email your New York State Senator and Assembly member.  Tell them that they represent you and that you do not support high stakes testing.  Tell them to put the tests to bed! Wear RED for public ed!  Teachers, administrators, parents, students should all wear some sort of red to show …

PJSTA Calendar of Upcoming Events

I’ve had a lot of questions regarding the dates of upcoming actions.  Use this post to help keep track of our events for the next three weeks. This Week Thursday, 9/26- Rally in Carle Place for a fair contract.  Details here. Saturday, 9/28- Comsewogue Homecoming!  Meet at JFK at 11:30 for the parade. Week of …

Labor Day Links

Some links (and a video) to enjoy on Labor Day… Ravitch with Labor Day 2013 NYC Educator with Happy Labor Day to All Vote early. Vote often. And don’t even think of voting for anyone who opposes union. This includes Democrats who pay us lip service but fail to stand up when we need them. …

Happy Labor Day

To the PJSTA membership… As we get ready to embark on another school year, Labor Day offers me a moment to pause and express gratitude for the people who have made up my union and allowed me to enjoy the career that I have today… Thank you Beth Dimino, PJSTA President, for tirelessly working on …

More on Next Weekend’s Rally

Want to get even angrier about the testing? Read today’s Newsday! It’s very clear that the spin was in long before the test scores were released…. Newsday’s slant is that all Districts are thinking about now is how to improve the scores of all the students who failed… Channel 7, this morning had a report …

Saturday’s Rally

7:15am – Meet at Suffolk Regional Office 7:15pm – expected time buses will return The PJSTA has rain ponchos, drinks, snacks and lunch for 55!! There are still a few seats available on the bus… YOU CAN STILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION!!!!

MAC App

Thanks Katie Kleinpeter for pointing out that the NYSUT MAC site can now be accessed via the NYSUT MAC app on both  iOS and Android platforms.  Click here to download it for your mobile devices so that you can be an activist for public education while on the go!

Sad News

Sad news from Beth Dimino regarding PJSTA member Jed Turner… Jed Turner died Friday afternoon. His wife, Violet, told me that his passing was peaceful and that he was surrounded by his family. Violet will have a joyful celebration of Jed’s life at: The Wesche Funeral Home, 495 Main Street, Center Moriches Sunday –  7-9pm and Monday …

PJSTA Post-Holiday Social

Let’s all get together this Friday and CELEBRATE! Napper Tandy’s in Miller Place Friday, January 11, 2013 4-8 pm $30 per person / $35 at the door includes food, music and open bar Please send $30 payment to Heather Rand at JFK Cash or check made out to PJSTA