Fight Back Friday: Fair funding

Education funding was in the news a lot this week.  It started with the Feb. 19 release of “For Each and Every Child,” a report from a federal commission that included Randi Weingarten and Dennis Van Roekel, presidents of the AFT and NEA, respectively. Click here to go directly to a link for the full […]

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So we haven’t fallen off the cliff, yet

Sorry it’s taken so long to weigh in on the fiscal cliff. I was too busy finding out how much my asparagus tax credit would be. Seriously though, it was tough to find out specifics about what most NYSUT members are interested in, namely how the federal legislation would affect funding for education and student […]

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Big questions for education in debt ceiling deal?

Here’s a link to one article about what the debt ceiling deal means to K-12 education. Here’s a link to AFT President Randi Weingarten’s statement. Here’s a link to the NEA article with comments by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. Voting yes on the plan in the House were: Bishop, Gibson, Grimm, Hanna, Hayworth, Higgins, […]

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