Tag: Opt Out

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 election with… Read More

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 via email… Read More

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 Earth School… Read More

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… Read More

Common Core Panel’s Recommendations

Politico New York is claiming that Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force is ready to make recommendations now that it’s statewide “We’re not listening!” tour has concluded. Via Keshia Clukey in Politico New York… In its draft report of recommendations to the… Read More