September 28, 2010

Education Nation: See the teacher town hall and join the online discussion

Source: NYSUT Communications
Caption: Secondary special education teacher Selina Durio responds to NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams' question: "Are teachers under attack?" View the video at

A number of NYSUT members and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten joined teachers from across the nation, in-person and online, for a two-hour televised "Teacher Town Hall" hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. The complete video is now available online.

The event aired live on Sep. 26 on MSNBC. It also streamed online at,, and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams moderated the discussion, which focused on what works in the classroom and the challenges that face teachers today.

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IN THE HOUSE: NYSUT members participating in Sunday's town hall included, left to right: Debra Calvino, Donna Ramundo, Pat Puleo, Jeffrey Rozran and Patricia Van Duser. Photo provided.

NYSUT members participating included: Debra Calvino, the 2009-10 New York State Teacher of the Year, Valley Central Teachers Association; Pat Puleo, secondary arts, Yonkers Federation of Teachers; Jeffrey Rozran, secondary English language arts, Syosset Teachers Association; Donna Ramundo, elementary math, Nyack Teachers Association; Selina Durio, secondary special education, North Babylon Teachers Organization; Patricia Van Duser, elementary, Newburgh Teachers Association.




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