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NEW ==> The October 2014 WGTA Cabinet Meeting Minutes

The October 2014 WGTA Cabinet Meeting Minutes are now online. Please click here to read the latest news from the WGTA.


NEW ==> The November / December 2014 MemberShip

The November / December Membership is now online. For the latest news from the WGTA, please click here.


An Open Letter

An Open Letter to Rob Astorino and All New York State Elected Leaders and Candidates - please click here.


General Membership Meeting Power Point Presentation

Please mouse click here to download WGTA President John Mannion's Power Point presentation
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mouse click here to download a PDF version of his presentation.


President Mannion's Membership Article, "Stay Informed"

Stay Informed

Teachers have been hit with a perfect storm of decreased funding, larger class sizes, increased testing, new curricula, a labor intensive evaluation system, an attack on tenure and a multitude of other changes. Below are a few bits of information that may relate to us directly at West Genesee either on a local, state and/or national level.

Education is not a business. We do not have a bottom line. Education Reformers will continue to use the phrase “College and Career Readiness” to push their agenda. The alumni of West Genesee have proven that we have prepared them for their future, and prepared them well. Not a day goes by without hearing about the accomplishments and success of one of our graduates. However, under the guise of education reform, steps are being taken to weaken teachers’ rights, implement curriculum to profit from the tests and support materials that accompany it and push for privatization. A new industry is being created on the backs of public school students. Below are a few of the steps in the path to accomplish these pursuits

To read the rest of the story please click here.


NEW ==> SU Basketball Tickets

The following message was sent to WGTA President John Mannion.

If you were someone who expressed interest in a partial plan for Syracuse Basketball please reach out to Dan Bartlett with Syracuse Athletics and he will be able to accommodate you. You can reach him via office phone at 315-314-6756 or his email [preferred] drbartle@syr.edu

The partial plans that are available are listed below! Please keep in mind he will still be offering a TEACHERS DISCOUNT to 3 CONFERENCE GAMES this year. That will be sent out sometime in November! You can purchase any of these partial plans AND still purchase tickets to the discounted teacher’s offer! Thank you!

Classic Package – Option 1 - $110 Per Package Three Games – Virginia Tech [2/3], Boston College [1/20], and Pittsburgh [2/21] All former Big East Rivals who make their returns to the Carrier Dome during ACC Conference Play

Three Point Package – Option 2 - $110 Per Package Three Games – Florida State [1/11], Miami [1/24], and Virginia [3/2] Two Weekend games and Virginia is Senior Night!

Pick 6 Package – Option 3 - $175 Per Package Flexibility for 6 Games!
+ Pick 1 out of Louisville [2/18] or Pittsburgh [2/21]
+ Pick 2 out of St. Johns [12/6], Florida State [1/11], Wake [1/13], Boston College [1/20], Miami [1/24], Virginia Tech [2/3], or Virginia [3/2]
+ Pick 3 out of all remaining home non-conference games: Kennesaw [11/14], Hampton [11/16], Loyola [11/25] Holy Cross [11/28], Louisiana Tech [12/14], Colgate [12/22], Long Beach State [12/28], Cornell [12/31]


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