MORE Imagines Fully Funded, Culturally Responsive Schools that Serve Kids, Not Billionaires

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced he is partnering with billionaire charter school backer and failed education reformer Bill Gates to “reimagine” schools in New York State. Meanwhile, Cuomo has included zero NYC K-12 educators, parents or students on his taskforce to reopen New York State and is proposing unnecessary, devastating budget cuts to publicContinue reading “MORE Imagines Fully Funded, Culturally Responsive Schools that Serve Kids, Not Billionaires”

Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013

Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from my school, 2011-2013 By Kit Wainer Retiree, former UFT chapter leader, Leon M. Goldstein High School I was the UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School for 21 years. During most of those years my school faced severe budget crises. Although trying to get the UFTContinue reading “Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013”

Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia

Parents across the state demand that the Board of Regents act immediately to remove Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. It is time the Board of Regents exercises control over the State Education Department to stop the runaway train of anti-public school “reform” that the commissioner represents. Last week’s 3rd-8th grade ELA testing was an epic–and avoidable–fail forContinue reading “Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents Continue to Fail New York’s Children; Parents Demand the Immediate Removal of Commissioner Elia”

New York State Allies for Public Education Reaffirms Call for NYS Commissioner of Education John King’s Resignation Despite Rescheduled Meetings

NYS Allies for Public Education, a state-wide coalition representing over 40 organizations, continues to call for Commissioner John King’s resignation despite newly scheduled “small forums”.  The canceling of last week’s series of PTA Town Hall meetings is only one indicator of King’s inability to give all stakeholders a public avenue to voice their concerns. OnlyContinue reading “New York State Allies for Public Education Reaffirms Call for NYS Commissioner of Education John King’s Resignation Despite Rescheduled Meetings”