Tag: NEA

Receivership, #TeachStrong, and STCaucus

Some interesting news stories involving education and, by extension, teacher unions have broken recently.  After a lot of contemplation a few things regarding our unions have really come to the forefront of my thoughts.  Let’s get to the issues at hand first. First, we recently learned that NYSED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia was using Governor Cuomo’s new …

On the NEA Clinton Endorsement

Over at Mike Antonucci’s EIA blog, he has the break down of the NEA voting regarding the early Clinton endorsement.  Pretty interesting to look at. Via eiaonline.com… NEA PAC Council Vote by State – Abstentions Critical WRITTEN BY: MIKE ANTONUCCI – OCT• 04•15 The vote on Thursday by the NEA PAC Council to endorse Hillary …

NEA Survey On Common Core

I received this in my email yesterday.  All PJSTA members should be sure to take the survey.  I made sure to tell the NEA to STOP SUPPORTING THE COMMON CORE! Dear BRIAN STPIERRE, Your state education association and the National Education Association want to hear from you on some of the most important education issues …

Portland, Oregon Teachers Vote to Strike!

Yesterday we mentioned the possibility of Portland Oregon’s teachers going on strike.  Late last night the PAT‘s rank and file overwhelmingly authorized a strike. Via Reuters… Teachers in Portland, Oregon’s largest school district, voted Wednesday night to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout that could disrupt classes for nearly 48,000 students, union …

Friday Notes

The NEA, to whom we pay dues,  continues to sell out it’s members. The AFT, to whom we pay dues, continues to shill for the Common Core.  Here is Randi Weingarten in tandem with John King. President Obama, whom the NEA and AFT endorsed twice, is bringing in a new education aid to join his …

MORE Presidential Candidate in the NY Times; More on Seattle

Michael Powell with a great read in the New York Times about Mayor Bloomberg’s fight with the UFT.  Julie Cavanagh, a teacher in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who is running for UFT President this year as the MORE caucus’ candidate, was quoted several times in the story, including this gem… “The ‘bad teacher’ narrative as a …

Matt Damon and Mom Decline NEA’s Award

Matt Damon and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige declined an award from the NEA because of the NEA’s collaboration With TFA on an op-ed piece in the USA Today.  Read about it here. Here is Matt Damon in his Chicago Teachers Union hat…