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This is being appealed and the tenure laws are different from what we have here in NY.  That doesn’t negate the decision, though, which has potential for great impact here, too.

From Randi –

From NYSUT –

From Chicago Teachers Union –

The Chicago Teachers Union reacts to the Vergara decision in California. Here is the key quote:

“If we really want to improve public education, let’s provide all children the financial and social resources that children


Watch this seven-minute video and learn more about the Affordable Care Act.  (From Kaiser Foundation)


Brothers and Sisters,
The Rockville Centre Teachers Association appeared in last week's issues of  NYSUT Leader and this week's NYSUT blog.  Take a moment to view the blog at .  We'll have our Exec Council reps share the Leader piece, about Share My Lesson, with you at an upcoming building level meeting.  

With today being Democratic primary day, we urge our members to share voice through voting.  The power is ours.  Cast your vote!
In unity,
Viri Pettersen       Chris D

Specifics are found at

According to the site, "The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State...School and district data reported on this web site were submitted by local school district officials. School superintendents were provided with an opportunity to review and correct summary reports based upon these data."


Brothers and Sisters,

Yesterday, nearly 20,000 people - educators, parents and students from New York - convened in Albany for a very successful NYSUT-sponsored rally to provide voice to problems with high-stakes testing and tax cap.  We are proud to have had RVCTA members from all levels actively participate in the rally. 

If you were unable to make it, please visit the following site to learn more about the event.

Tune into or record The Ed Show today, Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. on MSNBC to see highlights of this extraordinary