Tonight, hundreds are expected to rally in Alexandra Bay to support American workers. Starting at 5 p.m. at the village’s downtown pavillion, hundreds will express support for American jobs. NYSUT members will speak out about the economic plans that will help the middle class and working families.
Congratulations to the Yonkers Federation of Teachers for raising awareness about lack of services for students in the city schools there. Noting that October is anti-bullying month, the YFT put out a press release detailing the issues. It’s astounding that the more than 26,000 students in Yonkers schools have only:
- 15 guidance counselors,
- 8 social workers, and
- 17 school psychologists!
Compare that Buffalo (193 guidance counselors for 33,000 students) or Syracuse (60 counselors for 20,000 students) or Rochester (90 guidance counselors for 32,000 students).
And, if you’ve had it with testing and want to get the facts out, you can do something about it. Here’s a link to an email form NYSUT developed. This is your chance to tell the State Education Commissioner John King and the state Board of Regents about what’s happening to students in your class. We’ve provided some language that might be helpful but feel free to tell your stories in your own words. Tell it like it is!