Fight Back Friday: Where do we go from here?

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Emerson’s definition of success is taped on my wall. You know, the one that starts with To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; and then ends with to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Thanks […]

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June 18 matters: One week to go for budget revotes

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Jordan Elysee will be a senior next year in the East Ramapo schools. He has little to look forward to. “They’ve cut sports. They’ve cut clubs. They’ve cut something every year, it seems,” he said, standing with other students and their parents behind a large banner that said “Save Our Schools.” Jordan is the tallest […]

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Basking in the moment (updated)


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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Fight Back Friday: Ready to rally!

It’s less than 24 hours now for the One Voice United Rally. Remember to follow the action on Twitter use #rallyJune8 and check this blog for updates. The latest count has that more than 225 buses are coming from schools, colleges and office buildings across the state. So if you are coming by car, you might […]

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Fight Back Friday: Contact your state lawmakers next week

For 32 school districts across the state, painful decisions must be made by Monday. In North Syracuse, which saw its budget “fail” with a 54 percent “yes” vote, the board will cut $1.4 million to get under the tax cap and thus hopefully “pass” its budget with a simple majority. You can help right this […]

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