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A Message from Andy Pollotta About Merit Pay

We must always be on the lookout for education gimmicks, games and schemes. 

Under merit pay, teachers would be pitted against one another in a high-stakes monetary game, encouraged to treat students and their education as playing cards in the race around the Monopoly board. 

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to oppose any misguided merit pay scheme! 

Any system that creates a competitive, rather than collaborative, school climate where students are viewed as part of the salary equation rather than as children who deserve the best possible education raises real concerns. 

What makes sense is a career ladder program that provides extra pay for other assignments such as mentoring newer educators, earning advanced degrees or working in hard-to-staff schools. 

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to oppose any misguided merit pay scheme! 

Help us oppose any merit pay gimmick and send a message loud and clear that it's time for solutions, not more schemes. 

In solidarity, 
Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT Executive Vice President 

P.S.:  Education is collaboration, not competition! Help us stop any merit pay scheme!

NYSUT: inBloom’s closing a victory for grassroots activism

ALBANY, N.Y. April 21, 2014 — New York State United Teachers said today’s announcement that inBloom would shut down its operations demonstrated the power that parents and teachers hold when they work together and fight for what’s best for students.


Share My Lesson tops 500,000 users

In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.


Apply now for the Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.


Red Wings Social

June 13th at Red Wing Stadium

Sponsored in part by

“Rush-Henrietta Employees’ Association – Teachers’ Chapter”

**Fireworks after game**