Summer 2011 Issue
June 27, 2011

Letters: We must stay strong, unified

Source: NYSUT United

We must stay strong, unified

As a 27-year veteran middle school math teacher, I hope we continue to lobby against any changes regarding LIFO (last in, first out).

In this economic climate veteran teachers making maximum salaries will have targets on their heads as districts look to cut costs. Obviously they will disguise this as "merit," but the experience veterans bring to the profession is the same argument Mr. Bloomberg used to overturn term limits so he could seek a third term as mayor. I believe everyone should see the hypocrisy there.

Little by little they are attacking tenure, our pensions, collective bargaining, and trying to divide us from within. Let our voices remain strong and unified.

Alan Reingold | via email