April 25, 2011

UPDATE: Westchester teachers protest hiring of union-busting superintendent (with video)

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

Update 4/27/2011:

From the blog:

Katonah-Lewisboro rally (video)

The Journal News described it as a "sea of teachers" who protested the hiring of an anti-union superintendent from Wisconsin. Here's a link to the full article. The school board voted 7-0 to hire Paul Kreutzer and he will start July 1 with a starting salary of $245,000. The New York Times has more in depth and Kreutzer's promise that "I'm not coming here as a union buster" but when asked why he wanted to move to Westchester County he described himself as "upwardly mobile" and a "wanderer."

Click here for the video the Hastings TA already produced from last night.

Photos will be posted here as soon as we get them in.

PRESS RELEASE: Westchester teachers set to protest hiring of union-busting superintendent

April 25, 2011

Hundreds of local educators will rally Tuesday to protest the Katonah-Lewisboro school board's courting of New Berlin, Wisc., School Superintendent Paul Kreutzer, a strong supporter and political partner of anti-union Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Teachers and other educators will demonstrate at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at John Jay High School, 60 North Salem Rd., Cross River, to express their disappointment in the school board's decision to offer Kreutzer the district's superintendent post.

Local union officials said the hiring of Kreutzer would jeopardize the long history of collaboration and partnership that has helped define relations among teachers, parents and the administration.

The union has created a Facebook page to keep community members up to date.

There is also an online petition available for community members to voice concerns about the hiring of Kreutzer.


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