Category Archives: Political Action

DAY OF ACTION: Western New York activists call for resistance to any anti-public education policy

GTA President Jason Cooney   Nearly 100 people representing at least a dozen NYSUT local unions, parents, students, labor leaders, religious leaders, civic leaders and community members huddled together in the cold evening air outside Rochester’s School Without Walls Thursday. … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluations Video from WCNY with our own Rob Stalter

Teacher evaluations- How should good teaching be measured. Should student performance count? By how much? The link between student test scores and teacher evaluations was one reason behind last year’s opt-out movement in New York Schools. Can evaluations improve teaching? … Continue reading

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Friedrichs v California Teachers Association via Smithtown Teachers

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When the Supreme Court Busts a Union

It could happen.

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Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: A Deceptive Attack on Organized Labor

Stay up to date on this important case here.

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Supreme Court Case on Public Sector Union Fees Rouses Political Suspicions

See what the NYT has to say on it here.

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Anti-Union, Freeloading Teachers Sound Off

An interesting read from the Jersey Jazzman Blog here.

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At the Supreme Court, a Big Threat to Unions

Full story from the NYT here.

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GTA Operation Warm Shirt Order Form

Get it here– orders due Dec . 2!  

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Social Justice Committee News

School Supplies The Social Justice Committee of the GTA worked in collaboration with the Greece Central School District to significantly reduce student supply costs for many buildings in the district for this current school year.   The goal moving forward will … Continue reading

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