'Stop this Madness'
"I am a frontline, passionate, true student advocate, dedicated educator that's not havin' this!" Jeremy Dudley - a.k.a. "Origin" - is a teacher and instructional technologist for the City School District of Albany. As a member of the Albany Public School Teachers Association, he encourages you to join the thousands attending the One Voice United rally for public education at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday, June 8. For more information or to download a FREE copy of the song "Stop this Madness," visit www.facebook.com/dudleyteaches or www.originalrap.com. You can also find him on Twitter at @dudleyteaches #stopthismadness. Learn more about the rally at www.nysut.org/rallyjune8 .
'Our Mother Jones Moment'
Sheryl Delano of Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and SRPs explains why the One Voice United June 8 rally for public education is our "Mother Jones moment." Be there!
March With Us, Maybe?
"The kids are stressed out, going crazy. So here's our number. March with us, maybe?" This video was produced by members of the Averill Park Teachers Association and union president Michelle Smead (who also penned the top ten list of reasons to march on Albany that's receiving national attention).
Why We Rally
These educators will be in Albany on June 8 to rally with One Voice United. Will you? This video was produced by Joe Karb and Ben Higgins of the Springville Faculty Association and features NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi's announcement of the rally at the union's annual convention in April.
Why are we rallying? Here it in the words of president Dick Iannuzzi and vice president Maria Neira as well as NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, AFT President Randi Weingarten and John Nichols of The Nation.
I'll Be There!
These videos feature voices from the convention hall at NYSUT's Representative Assembly in April. Were you caught on camera?
A Message to Parents from Your Child's Teacher
Check out this a simple and powerful video reportedly created by NYSUT member Christine McCartney that makes it clear why we need to fight for the future of public education! Christine, a member of the Newburgh Teachers Association, is currently studying in Finland and is an English teacher at the Newburgh Free Academy.
Educators, parents, students and community activists marched on the Empire State Plaza in Albany in 2003. Ten years later, the stakes are higher - but our will is even stronger. Let's do it again!