Plea to Save Our Schools

More than 700 traveled from across all corners of the state to rally for more state aid to education  Wednesday. Speakers at the Educate NY Now rally ranged from a young third-grader to a great grandparent, Ina Downing, who is so mad about cuts to schools she tore off her wig. You can find that […]

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Feel good Friday

Feel good Friday

It’s a fantastic Friday because we have two bits of good news to share. Click on this link to see a wonderful slideshow of schoolchildren getting books from a group of NYSUT retirees. This group of Retiree Council 15/16 members has  been working for four years distributing books and supplies to needy schools. They determine need […]

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Long Island gets ready to rally

Folks who care about their schools will rally Thursday in support of public education. The rally starts at about 4 p.m. at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway in Happaugue on Long Island. Organized by the coalition Educate NY Now!, the group will highlight what’s missing from schools this year; things like Advanced Placement programs, art, music and, […]

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Campaign kickoff to “Educate NY Now!”

A yearlong campaign to Educate NY Now! launched today. After having just been through two days of rain in the Capital Region, the superintendent of Cohoes had the best comments. Here’s what Robert K. Libby said: The common ground we stand on feels a lot like quick sand. The erosion of state aid to low-wealth […]

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Syracuse rally redux (updated with photos)

Still energized from Friday’s rally in Syracuse. Click here for Channel 9’s news coverage. Perfect weather, 65 degrees, sunny with just enough of a breeze to cool things off as speakers got heated. There are a few issues getting the photos up. (The first starts with my laptop dying en route to the convention. My […]

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