Basking in the moment (updated)

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Rain falls here in the Capital Region (again) today, as across most of the state. But, thanks to Linda Yankowski, a teaching assistant and member of the Hyde Park United Employees Association, it’s all sunshine here at NYSUT. At 10:06 Sunday night, Linda sent us this email: I was one of those 10,000 that attended […]

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Saturation coverage carries rally message

In the days leading up to Saturday’s “One Voice United” rally, news reports across the state carried NYSUT’s message: Excessive standardizing testing is undermining teaching and learning, and jeopardizing the potential of the new Common Core learning standards. On Saturday, that message exploded into a deafening roar in newspaper, radio and television coverage of the […]

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Albany teacher highlights the economics of testing in his powerful song

Examples abound of NYSUT members who have drawn on deep wells of creativity to convey how public education is being jeopardized by the state’s overuse of standardized tests – from the video “A Message from Your Child’s Teacher” to the latest creative composition: “Stop This Madness,” a song written by teacher Jeremy Dudley, a member […]

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