==> SU Football
The following message was sent to
WGTA President John Mannion.
I am Dan Bartlett
with the Ticket Sales Department
here at Syracuse University. I
began this position in August of
2013 and had little time before
the football & basketball
season were upon me. One of my main
goals when I started was to show
my appreciation for the teachers
in the area. My sister teaches at
Solvay Elementary and we came up
with this idea to offer a discount
to all teachers in the Syracuse area!
With all the hard work that our teachers
put in I wanted to give them the
greatest discount I could and offer
it for three games!
That is exactly
what I did and am expanding upon
that initiative this year! What
I would like is for your office
to review the link at the bottom
of this email (those are the steps
for your faculty and staff to follow
in order to purchase) If you believe
that this is something you’d like
your faculty & staff
to take advantage of please email
blast the instructions out to them.
I ask that you CC me or BCC me so
I can keep track of the schools involved.
The offer is
for ALL employees of the WGTA - retired,
aides, assistants, etc. Any and all
employees past or present can take
advantage of this offer :)
is on its way. Once I have the schedule
finalized my director and I will
go through it and find 2-3 games
that make the most sense for the
Here are the savings on tickets
through this offer!
$20 – Upper Sideline – These tickets
are normally $40 per ticket
$18 – 1st/2nd Level Endzone – These
tickets are normally $35 per ticket
$13 – 3rd Level Corner – These tickets
are normally $25 per ticket
$10 – Youth tickets
$25 – Upper Sideline – These tickets
are normally $45 per ticket
$23 – 1st/2nd Level Endzone – These
tickets are normally $40 per ticket
$18 – 3rd Level Corner – These tickets
are normally $30 per ticket
$10 – Youth tickets
Florida State Prices
$30 – Upper Sideline – These tickets
are normally $50 per ticket
$28– 1st/2nd Level Endzone – These
tickets are normally $45 per ticket
$23 – 3rd Level Corner – These tickets
are normally $40 per ticket
$10 – Youth tickets
Thank you very much!!
How To Purchase Tickets
Copy and paste this hyperlink into
your browser -- https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/syracuse/EN/link/promotion/home/dd1b0b09accc58b961737caf31aab0e4bc2db343
From there select any of the games
and enter the promo code “SUTEACHERS14”
From there you can click any DARK
BLUE section and grab the number
of seats you would like. You can
either select an adult ticket or
a youth ticket
The cheapest adult tickets will
be in the upper level corners, followed
by Endzone seating, and then sideline
seats. Once you have all the seats
you would like you click add to cart
and then proceed to payment.
Please note that anyone who is above
the age of 13 years old will not
be able to enter the Dome using a
Youth ticket. Please make sure your
order is correct upon checking out.
Once you are all set with seats
and payment your tickets will be
sent to your email so you can print
them right at home!
Any issues at all please email Dan
Bartlett with Syracuse Athletics
==> The May /
June 2014 MemberShip
The May / June Membership is
now online. For the latest news from
the WGTA, please
April 2014 WGTA Cabinet Meeting Minutes
The April 2014 WGTA
Cabinet Meeting Minutes are now online. Please
click here to
read the latest news from the WGTA.
Support the Spencerport
Teacher's Association's Petition
From: John Mannion and NYSUT
More than 60 teachers at Spencerport’s Cosgrove
Middle School signed a petition calling for
action by the NYS Commissioner of Education
John King, Chancellor Meryl Tisch, and Governor
Andrew Cuomo. The petition takes issue specifically
with this year’s ELA and Math tests for grades
3-8 characterizing the tests as “poorly written,
developmentally inappropriate, deliberately
confusing, and ambiguous.” Additionally,
the tests required students to complete tasks
with insufficient time.
In response, the SED made a point of calling
out the Spencerport teachers and criticizing
them for the petition. In choosing to needlessly
fire back at the Spencerport teachers, SED
just continued its baseless, wrong-headed
defense of the indefensible tests!
Doesn't the State Education Department have
better things to do than picking fights with
Let's make sure that Commissioner King knows
the Spencerport teachers are not alone and
that we stand with them! Let him know that
we will not stand for his disregard for local
educators any more than we will stand for
these flawed, developmentally inappropriate
and poorly written tests!
Take action now to
sign the Spencerport Teacher's Association's
petition calling on Commissioner King to
release the state Common Core tests to
educators and the public for scrutiny!
Please click here to sign the petition.
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
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.