In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the promise—and the possible pitfalls—of the new Common Core State Standards. If implemented properly—namely, by ensuring that frontline educators are prepared to teach these rigorous new standards—we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today’s changing world. If not, they will end up in the dustbin of abandoned reforms. Read her full column.
We encourage NYSUT members, parents, students and community activists to come to Albany on June 8 to speak with one voice to fight for the future of public education.
Find out more at NYSUT.org/RallyJune8.
Three-quarters of public school teachers surveyed support the Common Core State Standards, yet just 27 percent said their district has provided them with the tools and resources necessary to teach the standards, according to the results of a new AFT poll.
The results of the 2013 RHEA Executive Board elections are now finalized. The Executive Board for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years will be:
President: Brad Crooks (Leary)
First Vice President: Brian Usselman (High School)
Second Vice President: Bob Graham (Sherman)
Secretary: Adam Huck (Winslow)
Treasurer: Mike Fantauzzo (High School)
Darien Lake Amusement Park will be having exclusive discount days for NYSUT members from July 12-19, 2013. Tickets are $19.99 (a reduction of $25.00). If you are interested in this great opportunity, you must fill out an order form and mail it by July 8, 2013. You may also fax the order form if you are paying by credit card.