Tag: Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Wants to Fire You

Via Newsday… ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Sunday called for a state review of all Long Island school districts because many use a union-provided evaluation he said is skewed to favor teachers. A Newsday analysis of teacher evaluation systems in Long Island public schools found that in many the portion that local districts control …

PJSTA’s McMullan’s Letter to Cuomo

So very proud of our own Melissa McMullan whose letter to Governor Cuomo was published on Diane Ravitch’s blog yesterday. Via Ravitch… Melissa McMullan, a teacher in Long Island, explains in this comment how deeply insulting Governor Cuomo’s plan for teacher evaluation is. Will he listen to reason? Will he insist on crushing the morale …

NYSUT’s Favorite Local President

Earlier we covered the “secret meetings” between Karen Magee, Mike Mulgrew, and aides for Governor Cuomo.  I mentioned my belief that the NYSUT and UFT ads would not not be pulled from the air any time soon.  As I mentioned, it is important that they at least make it appear as though they are putting up …

Cuomo and Union Elites Meet Secretly- Now What?

These meetings apparently aren’t as secret as the ones that secured double pensions for NYSUT officers, however the NY Daily News reported yesterday that NYSUT’s Karen Magee and the UFT’s Michael “Take my Common Core and I’ll punch you in the face!” Mulgrew have quietly met with aides for Governor Cuomo recently. Via the Daily News… …

Heroic Superintendent William Cala

This story, which has made the rounds, tells of a heroic superintendent, William Cala, from Fairport, New York (Western New York) who wrote a letter to his staff in response to Cuomo’s education reform agenda, one that Cala terms an “assault on public education.”  Be sure to read the entire story.  More importantly, read the …