Lots going on in the near future! March 14: St. Patrick’s Day at The Wayside! March 19: Executive Committee Meeting at Elbridge, 3:45 April 8: Executive Committee Meeting at Paul’s Office, Ramsdell, 3:45 We’ll keep you posted if anything else excited happens.
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If there’s one thing that I love more than being the editor of JETA.BIZ, it’s paying my income taxes. Or something like that. Anyway, don’t forget that if you itemize your deductions (which means you don’t use the standard deduction) then union dues are tax-deductible on line 21 of Schedule A. Just enter the amount […]
Party on Pi Day
JETA is planning a Winter/Spring gathering at the Wayside Inn in Elbridge on March 14th, after school. JETA.biz does not generally endorse such activities, believing that such time is better spent uploading documents for the APPR.
Drew asked; yew receive.
Drew Deapo is a very typical JETA member: active, vivacious, witty, caring, compassionate, nice to his mother, extremely handsome, kind to animals, and BUSY saving the planet from ignorance and apathy. Drew once said to me, in a conversation I am almost entirely inventing except for the gist of it, “Dave, I love JETA.BIZ. I […]
VOTE/COPE: What, Why, and Who
We’re in the middle of a VOTE/COPE Membership drive between now and Winter Break. JETA used to be one of the biggest contributors to VOTE/COPE in the Central New York region, but we have fallen down in the rankings over the past several years as older members retired and were replaced with people that didn’t […]
About a week after Kiki Gugel published a newsletter for the Middle Schoolers, telling you to check out JETA.BIZ for all the latest and greatest JETA news, I realized that I haven’t put anything new up in 6 weeks! One way out of this mess is to suggest that you write articles too! I’ve set […]
JETA in the Centerfold!
My copy of NYSUT United landed in the mail today. While I normally just read it for the articles, something made me flip to the centerfold–and whoa! There we were, wearing blue on December 9th along with a bunch of other teachers from all across New York “rising up to reclaim the promise of public […]
Sporting the Blue on December 9
State Education Commissioner John King has decided to repeal the Common Core Standards after seeing JETA members dress up in blue today. “That’s strange,” pointed out JETA co-president Ben Alexander. “All we wanted was a three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing so that test results don’t hurt kids or teachers any more.” Well, that actually […]
Why wear blue on Monday? If nothing else, it is a show of unity. If you have been following the news with regards to the Regents’ Reform Agenda and the series of forums that have been held across the state you should understand. One such forum was held in Fayetteville on Tuesday, December 3rd. What […]
Sitting here in Texas with the family, I think it’s only right to wish y’all a Happy Thanksgiving. While mushy stuff will be kept to a minimum on this website as long as I’m writing posts, thank you for working for the kids, for fighting against the odds, for waging daily war against ignorance, ambivalence, […]