New York State United Teachers http://wrvo.org en Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-not-ready-reverse-no-confidence-vote-education-commissioner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the state’s teachers’ union says members are not yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59091 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner New teachers union president wants to increase union's political potency http://wrvo.org/post/new-teachers-union-president-wants-increase-unions-political-potency <p></p><p>There’s a big change in the New York State United Teachers union, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest. The state’s largest teachers union has a new president, Karen Magee, the first woman to run the organization.<br /><br />The shakeup comes over concerns with the state’s flawed implementation of the new Common Core learning standards. Teachers are complaining that they were not adequately prepared to teach to the new standards, and that the test results should not be used to evaluate their performance.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53917 at http://wrvo.org New teachers union president wants to increase union's political potency Senators hear more complaints about Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/senators-hear-more-complaints-about-common-core <p>New York state’s Teacher of the Year testified at a state Senate hearing that even she could not receive high marks in her teacher evaluation process, due to what she and others say is the dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core standards.<br /> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:16:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47144 at http://wrvo.org Teachers rally in Albany over new standardized testing http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-rally-albany-over-new-standardized-testing <p>Teachers continue to fight what they call the over testing and underfunding of education in New York state. Hundreds of teachers from central New York joined a rally in Albany this weekend to continue pressing the state for change.</p><p>In all, thousands of teachers were at the rally organized by the New York State United Teachers Union.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:34:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39274 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union files lawsuit challenging the state's property tax cap http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-files-lawsuit-challenging-states-property-tax-cap <p>New York state's largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s property tax cap, arguing it is unconstitutional. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:29:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33626 at http://wrvo.org