New York State United Teachers

Posted Mar. 9, 2016

Pointing Out the Hypocrisy in Teachers Unions’ Attacks on Charters

It’s one of the oldest tricks in the political playbook: identify something you’re guilty of and then shout from the hilltops that someone else is…

By Kyle Rosenkrans

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Posted Dec. 2, 2015

Hey, at Least Andrew Cuomo Didn’t Write the New No Child Left Behind

‘The single best thing that I can do,’ Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last year, is ‘break what is in essence one of the only ­remaining…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 2, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and the Teachers Union: How Close Is Too Close?

I’ve been awfully tough on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his apparent lack of urgency in addressing the city schoolchildren’s need for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Aug. 20, 2015

How About Serving New York’s 900,000, Karen Magee?

Self-serving is the adjective that comes to mind when I reflect on comments made by Karen Magee, president of New York State United Teachers, in…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

Unions Used to Embrace Grading Teachers with Tests, Until They Didn’t

Many teachers and their unions have taken strong public positions against any use of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Until recently, however, many were…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 23, 2020

We Must Vote for the Candidates Who Will Implement the Right Policies for Our Kids

I first met Shennell McCloud when she was Director of Recruitment, and then as Director of Advocacy for KIPP New Jersey, a charter school network…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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