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Thank you for all you do!

As the school year draws to a close, all of us at NYSUT want to thank you for your tremendous dedication. It’s been a challenging year — but through it all, you've stood strong and persevered. Over and over, you've shown how public schools are the place where students, parents and educators come together as a community.

U.S. Supreme Court hands down landmark cases

This week, the Supreme Court handed down multiple decisions that will touch the lives of millions of Americans. Earlier this week, in Carson v. Makin, the court laid the groundwork that states must provide publ


Union wins APPR reprieve

Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday signed a bill suspending, for an additional year, the Annual Professional Performance Review process. Advanced through grassroots advocacy from NYSUT members and lobbying by union legislative staff, the bill recently passed both the state Senate and the Assembly.

“As we come to the end of another school year that has been anything but normal, we welcome the governor’s decision to suspend the APPR process for another year,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We will continue working with the legislature and the governor to address the APPR


A Message from Andrew Pallotta, NYSUT President

Here we go again. The charter school industry is pushing to increase the number of charter schools in New York – without requiring any reforms or transparency. This is bad news for New York students.

Charters are not accountable to the public they serve. They hold no public votes on their school budgets or board members. Since they're allowed to choose which students to serve, charters do not serve a comparable number of ELLs and students with disabilities – all while draining funds away from traditional public schools.

Tell Albany that New York

RC 23 is sponsoring a trip to historic Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow on Monday, May 20. DOWNLOAD THE PDF FLYER for complete informaton about the trip and to make a reservation. 


RC-23 Spring Luncheon is scheduled for June 3rd at the Three VIllage Inn in Stony Brook. Make your plans now to attend. Download the PDF Form to reserve your seat. Send completed reservation forms, with your check for $28 payable to RC 23, to Joyce Duck, 6 Lily Pond Lane, Eastport  NY  11941.


An optinion article by

Harmon L. Walker, Political Action Chairperson

Three Village School Retiree Association

This article is being written about week before November 6th and the election of 2018 will either strengthen the political reality of 2016, by Trump holding the control of both Houses of Congress, or point the way to greater conflict and division, within our political system and country, with a victory by Democrats in the House of Representatives. Either of these outcomes is not very desirable, if you want to see greater stability and harmony flow from the election of 2018! Can we maybe