From the NYSUT Weekly Leader Briefing:
In a sharp rebuke, delegates at the NYSUT Representative Assembly unanimously called on the state Board of Regents to direct Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia to fix the state's broken standardized testing system within the next six months.
In the first RA since anti-union forces attempted — but failed — to use the U.S. Supreme Court to destroy the labor movement, leaders urged delegates to continue the fight for their rights.Two questions:
1-Is NYSUT actually going to do something aggressive on testing or is this just NYSUT trying to pretend militancy in the age of Janus where members can leave their unions and are no longer forced to pay any fair share-agency fees?
2-Considering NYSUT has been well ahead of the UFT on the testing issue, will the UFT bluster about testing publicly but behind the scenes wink and nod while nothing of any substance is changed on testing?
I support the concept of the Correct the Tests campaign from NYSUT. Let's see what happens.