National poll shows broad support for union positions on education issues

Read and share the results of this poll that Paul Harstad did for Democrats for Public Education. It shows broad based support for the union on education issues. Some highlights: Roughly 2/3 of Americans agree with traditionally Democratic positions when it comes to education – especially when it comes to overwhelming support for neighborhood schools […]

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NY Times: Assembly will push to keep tax increase on high earners

In case you missed it, from Tuesday’s New York Times: ALBANY – The Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, said on Tuesday that Democrats in the chamber would seek passage of a budget bill that includes the renewal of a temporary income tax surcharge on high-earning New Yorkers, a proposal staunchly opposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. […]

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When will teachers follow the lead of Wall Street…

…and start making some sacrifices for children? That’s the question Jon Stewart asked last night. Go to www.thedailyshow.com. to be reminded of the “debate” why the Bush-era tax cuts could not be extended for those making more than $250,000. But let’s stick it to the average Wisconsin teacher who makes $51,000. The Daily Show With […]

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Jon Stewart: ‘Pish, posh, piffle’

Jon Stewart — as only Jon Stewart can — delivered a hilarious “Message to teachers” on The Daily Show Monday night. I won’t spoil the fun. You need to watch for yourself. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Crisis in Dairyland – Message for Teachers www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full […]

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NYC’s own PS 22 Chorus wows ‘em at the Oscars

Singing at the White House Christmas tree lighting? Check. Having more than a million views of your YouTube videos? Check. Closing the Academy Award ceremony Sunday night with a beautiful version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”? Check. Those three accomplishments are just part of the resume of union member and music teacher Gregg Breinberg from […]

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Protect your rights NOW

Yes, the state Senate Education Committee will vote tomorrow to end seniority rights for every teacher in the New York City school system. If it happens there, how long before it happens in Buffalo, Syracuse, Yonkers? How long before Schenectady, Ithaca, you name the district? Call your State Senator at: 877 255-9417. When prompted, press […]

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