Things still left to be decided in this budget cycle
Regents/Commissioner to decide what weight the tests have in teacher evaluations
A State Budget Primer for NYSUT Members
How receivership of "failing schools" should work
Legislators to decide (with Cuomo's signature)
Special Ed Mandate relief
Charter schools cap increase?
Regional High Schools?
Mayoral Control The tax cap is due to sunset...
Campaign finance reform
Credit for military service
ELECTIONS MATTER! Bad things happen when good people don't vote.
When he unveiled his Executive Budget plan in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo essentially declared war on public education with a toxic test-and-punish agenda. For nearly three months, the public education community fought back heartily with rallies, education forums, social media campaigns and intense lobbying in the Legislature. Polls showed the public is overwhelmingly with us - nearly two thirds of New Yorkers say the governor is wrong and that the testing madness must stop.
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The May - June 2015 Newsletter Has Been Added
The May - June 2015 RC7 Newsletter has been added to the website. Please click here to read the latest news!
The Call Out Coumo's Rally at the Million Dollar Staircase Was Loud and Forceful
March 2, 2015
RC 7 was there at the Capital in ALBANY with about 2000 of our colleagues and friends from labor to tell the governor his anti Union anti Teacher budget proposals are wrong for student and wrong for public education. President Karen Magee and the NYSUT officers were joined by Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL/CIO and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan,chair of the Education Committee who encouraged us all to keep up the pressure, exersize our voices and know we are not alone in the fight for fair funding for our schools, fair evaluations for our teachers and a strong public education systems for the state's children.
The Million Dollar Staircase - New York State State Capitol
Robert F. Doyle a founding member of RC 7 has died
Robert F. Doyle, 95, of Camillus, beloved husband, father and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Monday while surrounded by his loving family. Robert is the son of the late Dennis Morgan and Mae Doyle. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Mathison Doyle and his two sisters, Rita Gebhardt and Genevieve Turner. Robert was a very proud World War II Army veteran, and in 2013, had the opportunity to be part of the Honor Flight Syracuse Mission Two. Bob was often seen wearing his WWII Veteran's cap, which was a gift from his niece, Sister Rita Shawn. Robert taught 5th grade at Lakeshore Road Elementary School until he retired. He was the founder of the Lakeshore School Flag Day. Always involved in education, Bob was the co-founder, past president, and newsletter editor for the NYSUT retirees of Central NY. He was a 50-year member of the Tom Dooley Choraliers and a member of Ancient Order of Hibernians. Robert was a parishioner of Holy Family Church and the Holy Name Society.
Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife, Audrey Doyle; his sons, Robert Doyle and Dennis Doyle (Deb), and three daughters, Sally Wilson (Ken), Sharon Cariglio (Michael) and Shannon Burdick (Marcus). He was a proud grandfather of Barbie, Candido, Katie, Courtney, Robbie, Emily, Brittney, Brandon, Mikey, Kelly and Jennie and five great-grandchildren. In addition, he had four stepsons, and seven stepgrandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St, Village of Camillus. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Family Church on Thursday, February 19 at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.
Contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to Honor Flight Syracuse, Inc., PO Box 591, Syracuse, NY 13209-0591.
Please sign the guestbook www.BLBUSH.com B.L. BUSH & SONS, INC. CAMILLUS 672-3400 Date of Death: February 16, 2015.