Timely Tidbits from Janet and Marianne
“If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job more important.”
STC Book for April: REIGN OF ERROR: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, wrote “an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair. Here is an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.”
“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”
A member of our Policy Board, and I, traveled to Albany at the beginning of March to attend the annual Spring Symposium for Teacher Centers. Our work begins with NYSUT’s Committee of 100, where we go to the legislative and senate offices to advocate for Teacher Centers in particular, and education in general. We have done this the last few years because Teacher Centers are not included in the Governor’s original budget proposal.
The staff of the Southtown Teachers’ Center would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to advocate on our behalf - by making phone calls, and sending letters and faxes. Your support is very much appreciated.
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Registration has closed for remaining courses for this school year. We will have a wait list for "Embracing the Amazing: An Educator's Guide to Autism"
Summer courses are on hold pending our Grant funding from NYS. Please watch for updates and take a moment to fax your legislators at the link in the Timely Tidbits section!
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Link to FREE Pro-Growth Courses offered by the Far West Teacher Center Network can be found on the Course Catalog Page under the Professional Learning Tab!
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Registration now open. Updates course listing under the Professional Learning Tab!
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