Fight Back 2015

Why Teachers Need Time to Succeed – Education Week

April 16, 2015

In the hoopla surrounding Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 1,000th win this past January, some commentators opined that it was remarkable how patient the university was with its new coach in the early 1980s. Coach K’s Duke teams endured two straight losing seasons, going 10-17 and 11-17, before righting

The Voice of NYS PTA: Assessments

April 7, 2015

The latest action by our state leaders, combined with member feedback on both sides of the issue, creates an urgency to reiterate that NYS PTA strongly supports the right of every parent to decide what is best for their child whether to take or refuse the test. via The Voice of NYS PTA: Assessments.

AQE Urges New Yorkers to Consider Opting Out

April 7, 2015

Consider Opting Out “As a Regent of the State of New York, I cannot endorse the use of the current state tests for teacher/principal evaluation since that was not the purpose for which they were developed… How can we criticize people for opting out when the tests have not been

Cuomo's High Stakes Testing Expansion via CitizenAction

April 7, 2015

In just a week, 3rd through 8th graders in public schools across New York State will begin taking standardized tests designed to measure student performance. But because of a flawed law signed by Governor Cuomo as part of the budget last week, even more time at school will be spent

NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Removal Of Education Reforms Policy From State Budget | NYSAFLCIO

March 5, 2015

Manhattan, NY– At a meeting of the federation’s Executive Council today, Thursday, March 5, 2015, the New York State AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Executive Budget proposal in S2010/A3010 on education reform and called on the Governor to remove it from the state budget. The resolution’s passage brings

Ask Lawmakers to Support Due Process and Tenure

February 19, 2015

Why is Gov. Cuomo so eager to roll back teachers' rights and protections? On top of all the other attacks that he has launched at educators and public schools in recent months, now the governor wants to effectively end tenure and due process by tying them to a ridiculous series