Time magazine is about to use its cover to blame teachers for the problems in America’s schools. On Monday, Nov. 3, this cover will be in every supermarket checkout line and newsstand across the country—and it’s already online. I just signed this petition demanding Time apologize to teachers. Will you join me? http://action.aft.org/c/44/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9270&sp_ref=71376278.191.9876.e.38284.3&tag=email
Thanks for setting this up! It is a great way to communicate.
Some of our members have asked for clarification regarding job descriptions for Team Leader positions. With that in mind, I have included some language from one of our Memorandums of Agreement with the district regarding the expected role and responsibilities of these teacher-leaders. It should be noted that team leaders are not administrative, or even […]
Teacher tenure is under attack in New York state and nationwide. In July 2014, two lawsuits were filed–Davids v. New York and Wright v. New York–that claim New York’s tenure laws deprive students of their right to a sound basic education. The lawsuits specifically attack the tenure process, the use of seniority in layoffs, and […]
Kiki Gugel asked me to ask around the high school for two volunteers to work at the snack bar at the Pep Rally on Friday night, September 12. Please don’t tell her that I didn’t because I forget things like that. Hopefully she won’t read this post and know that I’ve let her down because […]
On Friday, September 12th, I will be attending a 5PM meeting with some of the newly elected NYSUT officers. If you would like me to address something specific with them, please feel free to leave a comment below, or send me a quick email. The meeting will take place at NYSUT Regional Headquarters and will […]
Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at the concessions stand this Friday, September 12th. The pep rally starts at 7PM at the high school stadium and is a great way to make connections with parents and students…and it’s a great way to see some fireworks! We hope to see some of you there. Email […]
A note to everybody– I set up a site feature called “Subscriptions” that will send an e-mail to you when a new post is published on the site. It sent an e-mail to you saying you had requested access to the feature–even though it was me who put your name in. You need to enable […]
School has started, and JETA is back in action! Enjoy some poorly framed and backlit pictures of a few of your friends who were somewhat willing to pose during 4th period on the second day of school! Stay tuned–there are more shots coming, especially when I can recruit some photographers from Elbridge Elementary!
Is it a Pi Day Celebration? Is it a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration? Is it some sort of spring JETA gathering at The Wayside? Is it a Friday afternoon in the most miserable month that Central New York has to offer? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Will more or fewer people show up if we […]