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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Rah! Rah! Rally!

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Live, from Spindle City, comes the Cohoes Marching Band! They’ll be at the NYSUT rally for education on June 8 with bass drums, clarinets, piccolos, trumpets, saxophones and a joyful mishmash of music. They have a lot of reason to be turning up the volume at the rally, as they  join the thousands clamoring for [...]

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Fight Back Friday: Long Island rally

Hundreds turned out to support public education at an EducateNYnow rally on Long Island yesterday. Here are just a few pics from some of the attendees. We’ll be getting more so keep checking. Here’s a link to an article Newsday wrote about it. Interesting that we don’t get more details about the personal stories of [...]

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Come on, rise up for workers’ rights July 24 #RiseUpNY

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“Workers Rising: A Day of Action” will be held in Union Square in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 24 to make some noise about change needed for low wage earners.

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When budget cuts hurt, Central New York rallies

Consider this a teaser for Fight Back Friday this week. Here’s advance notice of a pro-education rally starting at 5 p.m. May 11 at 333 East Washington St. in Syracuse. You can go to the Facebook event page to learn more and share with friends and colleagues. The rally will call for more state funding [...]

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Jobs, justice march delayed…

…but hopefully not denied. Although this rally was expected to draw participants from all over the East Coast, and beyond, Hurricane Irene is steaming up the coast. As AFT President Randi Weingarten just tweeted “Proud of civil rights, labor activists who didn’t want to postpone MLK jobs march, but safety over hurricane won out this [...]

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Get on the bus for April 9

Good news for those in the mid-Hudson Valley who want to come to the April 9th rally in Times Square to support workers’ rights. The Onteora Teachers Association is offering a way to get there. The bus will leave the NYSUT regional office in Kingston at 8:30 a.m. It will stop at the New Paltz [...]

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Gear up for April 9

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Working families across the country are organizing numerous actions for next week. All lead up to the top event, the We Are One Rally that starts at noon in Times Square. It’s anticipated NYSUT’s delegates will march to that rally direct from their business meeting, the 39th annual convention. If you are not already in [...]

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Senate lobby closes down

This just in from the Times-Union. Hmm. It hasn’t even started yet!

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