Information from the FUSE Newsletter for April 12, 2015
COMMON CORE OPT-OUT EFFORT
More than 50 FUSE members canvassed grocery stores, shopping centers and other venues over the weekend to make sure parents knew they can refuse the grade 3-8 ELA and math assessments for their children. According to FUSE leadership, parents were open to the information being shared, and grateful for the union’s commitment to get the facts about testing out to the community. The union gave special thanks to Mary Breslin (ALMS), Fil Daniele (IEYMS) and Cheryl Smith (ALMS) who coordinated the this important action.
Members who are considering taking the retirement incentive that was announced last month have until this Friday, April 17, to submit their letter of resignation. The incentive will automatically be declared effective if 20 teachers submit letters of resignation. If fewer than 20 teachers submit resignations, the School Board may still decide to declare the plan effective. If the plan is NOT declared effective, any letters submitted to participate in the plan will be rescinded.
May 9 NYSUT “3rd Annual Solidarity Run” (FUSE member Tim Kuklis has placed first past two years!)
May 16 FUSE Food Drive
June 3 NRHS at Carnegie Hall
NYSUT'S PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF EDUCATION REFORMS ENACTED IN THE BUDGET
Below is a link to a preliminary analysis of the changes to Education Law and Regulations as a result of the adoption of the 2015-2016 state budget.
NYSUT has made clear that the APPR plan put forward by the Governor is a sham -- and he owns it. Our union will not be letting up on its advocacy for a rational, coherent and fair evaluation plan for New York's teachers.
NYSUT members will be lobbying lawmakers and the Regents to let them know how the Governor's punitive and convoluted plan will play out in schools and classrooms across the state, encouraging them to adopt our union's positive agenda for improving schools and crating an effective, fair and reasonable teacher evaluation plan.