Make time to vote today

Today is the chance for most of us across the state to vote on local school budgets. Many of these budgets cut academic and athletic programs, increase class sizes and include a number of sacrifices from teachers and staffs. So yes, many employee unions are holding their noses as they urge people to vote “yes” […]

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Fight Back Friday: Rally and vote!

Hundreds of parents, teachers, students and labor activists rally today in downtown Syracuse. They’ll be wearing their union t-shirts, celebrating the success of schools and reminding folks to vote on school budgets Tuesday. If you are in central New York, look for me in the fire-engine red of my union colors. Don’t have a sign […]

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Canandaigua set to do the the can-can


That’s right – in CANandaigua, it’s all about what they can do. And this Saturday, they are doing their own version of the can-can to get people out in support of the May 15 school board budget vote. In a community park called The Commons on Main St. (Rt. 332) students, coaches and teachers will […]

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May 15 matters: Get the facts out


It’s less than one week before most school districts submit their annual budgets to voters. On six pages, the Monroe County Education Coalition explains why quality education is an investment worth making. You can link to that presentation here. That presentation also answers the question: If you have the time and energy to do one […]

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