Governor Cuomo vetoed the teachers’ “Moratorium” legislation that would have placed a two-year moratorium on the use of Common Core tests in teacher evaluations. Ironically, the legislation was proposed by the governor and agreed to amid great fanfare last June.

In response, NYSUT Leadership has called for a rally prior to, and during the State of the State address on January 7, 2015.

The Regional NYSUT Office has reserved a coach bus (55 seats) to transport members and supporters to the rally. The bus will be leaving from the Suffolk Regional Office in Hauppauge with a tentative departure time of 7:00 a.m. and arrive in Albany around noon. The State of the State is scheduled to commence at 1:30 p.m.. and the bus will plan to leave Albany at 3:00 p.m.

To RSVP for the bus, email Peter L. Verdon, Regional Staff Director, at pverdon@nysutmail.org, or call the Suffolk Regional Office at 273-8822 when it reopens on January 5th.

For more information on the legislation and the govenor’s veto visit the NYSUT website.

NYSUT Members … Take Action Now


Sign the MAC petition telling billionaires and legislators that public schools are NOT FOR SALE!

Opponents of public education — led by a handful of hedge fund and Wall Street billionaires — are trying to cash in on the millions they spent on NYS Senate elections at the expense of public schools in local communities. And they gave millions more to Governor Cuomo.

Their first goal: starve the public school system that serves nearly 90% of our students and privatize education, through subsidies to private and parochial schools and through privately-run charter schools. Please take a few minutes to read the full article on the MAC site and sign the petition.

Celebrate the Holidays …

Celebrate the Menorah Lighting at Huntington Town Hall on Wednesday December 17th at 6 pm. There will be music and festivities for the entire family, along with chocolate Hanukkah Gelt, dreidels and jelly doughnuts.
The Northport Historical Society is hosting an evening of readings from favorite holiday stories on Thursday December 18th at 7 pm. Cookie decorating and hot chocolate are part of the evening’s festivities. $5 for member families, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration required. Call 631-757-9859 for more information.