==> Are You Mad Enough?
Are You Mad Enough to:
-Educate Yourself, family and friends
-Register and Vote
-Donate to Vote Cope
Action Now! : https://mac.nysut.org/
Don’t Be a Baby….Make a Call NOW!
Legislators Need Push From Public to Fund
As Legislative leaders met with Gov. Andrew
Cuomo to resolve the state budget, some legislators
continue to make their fervent wishes known.
Five Democrats have written to leadership and
Gov. Cuomo urging them to include more funding
for education in the final pact — especially
for struggling upstate rural and small city
Common Core Delay in Budget? Gov Needs a Shove:
A delay in the implementation of the Common
Core standards is being discussed for the final
budget agreement. Lawmakers said changes to
the standards will be dealt with in the state
budget, due Monday, in order to pre-empt the
coming round of testing set for next month.
The Democratic-led Assembly previously approved
a two-year delay in implementing aspects of
Common Core when it comes to teacher evaluations
and student assessment.
But Governor Cuomo insists that he does not
want any changes to the Common Core standards
to impact the teacher evaluation law approved
Fight The Governors Bad Budget with Your Phone:
Only 2 business days to demand action from
Governor Cuomo on fair funding for public
Call the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390.
You can leave a message 24/7.
Tell him to:
-End the GEA
-Restore Funding to Public Schools
-Stop funneling $ to Charter Schools
I called did you?
Teachers Deserve Fair Evaluations:
According to NYSUT President
Richard Iannuzzi, teachers deserve much better
than "gotcha" evaluations
based on discredited and invalid measures of
student performance. Until the Regents and
state education department fully get it right
and can ensure that student assessments and
teacher evaluations are accurate and fair measures
of what happens in the classroom, New York
must honor the intent of the teacher evaluation
law and delay high-stakes consequences. For
students and teachers, New York must make it
right before making it count.
Tell Lawmakers Their Bad Budget
Leaves Kids in the Cold
==> NYSUT Appreciation Night with
the Syracuse Crunch
Free Showing of the movie “Inequality for All”
May 1st at 7:00 pm, Palace Theater, Syracuse,
A documentary by Robert Reich on income inequality
and our shrinking middle class and how this
has affected America’s economy and democracy.
Saturday, April 12 vs. Toronto
Marlies, War Memorial Arena, 7:00pm. Tickets
only $14 (a savings of $10 per ticket). The Crunch
would like to thank all teacher for their hard
work and dedication! To view your options for
ordering tickets please