I keep hearing that this state budget approved today is a good budget and it saves jobs. Then why does my hometown newspaper have headlines like CDTA (for Capital District Transportation Authority) cutting 50 jobs, Scotia-Glenville schools project cutting 37 jobs and Galway schools facing deep cuts. Galway doesn’t give a number of job cuts, [...]
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Thanks to Samantha Phillips of the Mayfield TA who alerted us to the above video. Samantha was one of a number of NYSUT activists from the Fulton-Montgomery area doing double-duty on Tuesday. First they came to Albany to meet with lawmakers to press for more state aid, and then they drove back home to rally [...]
You may recall the small city and rural school lobby effort Feb. 29. It was one of those wow days. The video above is a followup from Canton students. Help share their message. Here’s a link to a Your News Now report about the making of the video.
Yesterday my son had a half day of school due to parent-teacher conferences. I was planning on spending the afternoon with him and doing something special because it was the first day of spring. I had heard about the solidarity rally at the Capitol and was very familiar with the fight for fair funding of [...]
That’s the question at least 12 school districts are asking as they prepare school budgets for the May 15 vote. Especially considering that the tax cap was highly touted as a way to provide relief for taxpayers, yet still provide an opportunity for those districts that want to exceed it to do so. You’ll find [...]
Most school districts draft their budgets this month. (I have yet to hear of a single district that is not cutting something: from clerical and food service positions to Advanced Placement programs, to closing schools, the list of cuts goes on and on. Here’s a central New York roundup. Here’s a link to cuts at the [...]
Here’s a slideshow of photos taken at Friday’s rally-vigil in Buffalo. Here’s one headline from the event. You can also check out the conversation on Twitter using the #educateWNY tag. And here’s video from YNN. Reports are coming in about office visits in legislative districts. Very good responses and it sounds like lawmakers are listening [...]