May 24/Political Action
Big Win for Education: Pellegrino going to Albany
Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated Conservative Tom Gargiulo on Tuesday in the 9th Assembly District special election as the progressive and union-backed candidate pulled off an upset victory for...
Mar 17/Political Action
Trump’s budget slashes funding for disadvantaged students while giving 1.4 billion for privatization
Donald Trump’s education budget is a declaration of war on public education and our nation’s neediest children. It was surely designed by Betsy DeVos. Trump’s budget would axe after-school programs...
Dec 19/Political Action
Trump's Pick for Education Secretary Draws Widespread Criticism
There is no denying the tangible anxiety amongst many Americans over the election of Donald Trump. Nowhere is that anxiety more strongly felt than in the area of public education. On November 23...
Oct 13/Political Action
Support Candidates Who Support Public Education!
Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at...
May 16/Political Action
Support those who support Public Ed
For parents and educators across Long Island, Tuesday May 17th is a very important day. Voters will be going out to vote on their school budgets and on who will represent them on their local school...
Mar 10/Political Action
Progress on State Testing
Dear NYSUT Member: This is to update you on developments as we continue to press — in partnership with parents —for a complete overhaul of the state’s broken system of testing and evaluations. We are...
Mar 10/Political Action
A disrespectful depicition of teachers
These two Letters to the Editor were sent to Newsday following their cartoon on Feb. 6. I was troubled by Matt Bodkin's Feb. 6 editorial cartoon, which depicts a teacher saying to parent activists...
Jan 14/Political Action
NYSUT statement on Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget proposal and State of the State address:
ALBANY, N.Y. Jan. 13, 2016 — “The governor’s State of the State message is a starting point that sets a positive tone for public education. We appreciate the respect voiced for educators and the hard...
Dec 09/Political Action
Big wins for students and education
Recently in Newsday there were 3 stories about major victories for students, teachers and parents. Common Core Panel Issues a 4 Year Moratorium on Linking Tests to Teacher Evals Parents See Step in...
Oct 29/Political Action
Exercise Your Right to Vote!
“Teaching Children Civic Responsibility is what we do as educators. Hi this is Joan Deem from Long Island Teachers.org reminding you that this Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. Many before us...
Sep 18/Political Action
Educators Painted the Towns Red for Public Ed
All across Long Island, our downtown sidewalks were ablaze in a sea of red as union educators, concerned parents and students "Painted the Town Red for Public Ed" on Thursday September 17th. The goal...
Sep 10/Political Action
NYSUT calls on the Regents to stop the insanity
ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today called on the members of the state Board of Regents to vote “No” on the June emergency regulations on teacher evaluations; provide...