NYSUT Board Information from President Magee - In New Campaign, NYSUT Accelerates Opposition to Tax Credit Scheme
Dear BMUST members:
NYSUT leadership has come to recognize that, in addition to all of the work done on our behalf and behind the scenes in Albany, there is an important need to support and assist the grassroots actions of local teachers. Toward this end, NYSUT has organized an island-wide rally to "Reclaim the Joy of Teaching and Learning." The rally will be held on Friday, May 15, between 4 and 6PM. Members of BMUST are asked to wear red and gather at the Massapequa LIRR Station sometime before 4PM.
If we are to successfully resist the Governor's plans to privatize public education; bring to an end the over-testing of our students and stop a flawed and untested Common Core, we all must be engaged. Many BMUST members have dedicated a great deal of time to fighting these reforms by writing letters, calling and meeting with legislators, joining local pickets and attending rallies.. These efforts are appreciated and have been vital to our fight. However, we have entered a new phase of this struggle and ALL OF US need to stand up for our students, our schools and our profession.
So, we encourage all of our members to participate in the rally this Friday. Bring a sign, wear a red shirt, hold a banner, scream and yell. Help to welcome NYSUT to this grassroots struggle; help to make change happen; help to make a difference.
BMUST Board of Trustees
Thank you to all the members who came to Woodbury on Monday and Tuesday to call our fellow NYSUT members and remind them how important it is to get out and vote in support of the school budget. A special thank you to Geisha Kwiatkowski and
our colleagues at MAP who completed the entire bulk mailing campaign.
Remember to vote next TUESDAY, MAY 19th!
Political Action / VOTE COPE
We are very proud to announce that Lynbrook resident and RVCTA member Lesli Deninno is running for Lynbrook's =Board of Education. Three positions are open, with five running. Please support Lesli in this election by spreading the word to family and friends.
Viri Pettersen, RVCTA
Thank you to Stu Stein and Henry Dircks (Mepham) for directing me to this news article in Capital NY.
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TO: Local Presidents
FROM: Matt Jacobs, Regional Staff Dir.
DATE: May 5, 2015
RE: Request from Regent Tilles
Jim Kinnier, president of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, asked us to transmit the following message to all local presidents:
I spoke with Roger Tilles yesterday regarding another matter, and at the end he asked if this would be communicated to all Presidents and then, in turn, to all their members. We were asked to communicate to him our thanks for how he has stood up for public education. Although he very much appreciates the expression of goodwill, the response has been overwhelming. He replies to all his communication and does not have a secretary. He has heard our message of appreciation and is politely asking us to refrain from sending these messages. Please pass this message on to your members.
He described all that he is doing on behalf of public education and it's very impressive. The high opinion we have of him is more than deserved.