The NYSUT Regional Retiree Conference " Reclaiming the Dream",
in Daytona, Florida.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten writes about the promise—and the possible pitfalls—of the new Common Core State Standards. If implemented properly—namely, by ensuring that frontline educators are prepared to teach these rigorous new standards—we can provide all children with the problem-solving, critical-thinking and teamwork skills they need to compete in today’s changing world. If not, they will end up in the dustbin of abandoned reforms. Read her full column.
Richard, Dick, Iannuzzi will be the keynote speaker at our fall gathering scheduled for Orlando on September 24, 2013. It is a one day conference focusing on issues that affect us as retirees and our working brothers and sisters. It is scheduled to be at the same locale as last year: the Spring Hill Suites. Since it is the annual conference for NYSUT RETIREE COUNCIL 43, there will be much business to discuss of import.
In case you missed your newspaper, emails, word of mouth announcements, and anything resembling NYSUT news, there will be a rally in Albany to support all that is GOOD in public school education.
Mark your calendar for June 8, 2013 to be in Albany so you can lend your voice to the fight for the future of public education.
We encourage NYSUT members, parents, students and community activists to come to Albany on June 8 to speak with one voice to fight for the future of public education.
Find out more at NYSUT.org/RallyJune8.
Three-quarters of public school teachers surveyed support the Common Core State Standards, yet just 27 percent said their district has provided them with the tools and resources necessary to teach the standards, according to the results of a new AFT poll.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten talks about the accomplishments to date of the Affordable Care Act, even in its early stages. And she discusses the vital role that nurses and healthcare workers—the AFT is one of the largest unions of nurses in the country—play in enhancing patient care and improving the healthcare system. Read Weingarten's column.