This weekend was the NYSUT 42nd Annual Representative Assembly where delegates from across New York State gather to conduct the business of the union and to set NYSUT’s agenda. This year was particularly well attended because an election was held.
A new leadership team was overwhelmingly elected to move our agenda forward. The team ran under the name REVIVE NYSUT.
Karen Magee - President, Catalina R. Fortino - 1st Vice President, Paul Pecorale - 2nd Vice President, Andrew Pallotta - Executive Vice President, Martin Messner - Secretary-Treasurer.
It is also important to know that delegates overwhelmingly passed Three Resolutions:
1. "No confidence" in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King Jr. and called for his immediate removal by the Board of Regents
2. Formally withdrew the union's support for the Common Core standards as interpreted and implemented in New York State
3. Supported the rights of parents and guardians to opt their children out of high-stakes tests
We have much work ahead of us. Together we can!
Meryl Fordin, writes to keep you informed of the happenings in the EWTA as well as in public education; the mundane to the insane.