Karen gives new meaning to the term vague.
I have no idea what specifically she is talking about or why she is boasting but I'm sure glad "We're not done!" even if I don't quite know what it is we're not done doing.
The ICE blog will give gold stars out to anyone who can tell us some of the particulars about what NYSUT is doing during this Albany legislative session to improve the lives of actual teachers or students.
But for now, we present obscurantism at its finest from President Magee. Enjoy. If readers want more of Karen's thoughts, just go over to the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association blog for her email response to their queries. It is just as enlightening.
Karen's notes: We're not done!We are in the thick of it now -- the state budget negotiations, and the legislative session beyond the April 1 budget deadline. This is our opportunity to make things right, to get things done, to educate lawmakers and the public about what's important for our students, health care institutions and public schools and colleges.
We are making progress through our advocacy, and preparing for upcoming and ongoing challenges. Continued momentum is essential to long-term success.
With intense, widespread activism by parents and educators, we're achieving genuine breakthroughs. In our ongoing advocacy, we make two points: Thanks to all of us working together, we're making great progress -- and just as importantly, we're not done yet.
New York educators, from preK-12 teachers and SRPs through graduate school faculty, will be at the forefront of the union work necessary to transform public education. This includes redesigning standards so they are New York standards developed by New York teachers for New York students.
We're just getting started, and the united front we present will further our progress. Leaders, activists, members: With your help, we will continue to be the voice that cannot be ignored.