NYSUT Member Benefits - Winter 2018 MB E-Direct Newsletter
I am proud to present to you the Winter 2018 issue of the NYSUT Member Benefits MB E-Direct electronic newsletter. I hope that you will find the content useful and ask that you pass this publication along to as many of your NYSUT contacts and members as possible.
Each issue of this electronic publication is put together with great thought and effort as we strive to ensure that we offer helpful information and tips to our members -- an added benefit of NYSUT membership provided at no cost to NYSUT members. We want all NYSUT members to know that membership in this labor union provides access to a variety of Member Benefits-endorsed programs & services available exclusively to them and their families.
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This publication includes a number of embedded links that will allow you to learn more about our various endorsed programs & services.
One of our goals at NYSUT Member Benefits is to reach the maximum number of members, and we have seen that we are most successful with this goal when people like you share our materials with your colleagues and friends. We continue to increase the number of members who are aware of the endorsed programs & services that we offer but still have great potential for growth in this area.
We are also pleased that the number of members who participate in our endorsed programs & services continues to grow each year; with your help in forwarding this email and e-newsletter link to your membership, we are confident that this growth will continue in the future as well. Thank you.
-- Lynette A. Metz
Director, NYSUT Member Benefits Trust
CEO, NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation
Good Morning,As you may know, the New York State Commissioner of Education released an APPR survey on Tuesday that took everyone by surprise.
We have spent time carefully examining the survey and believe it may lead to unreliable and invalid data due to the way it has been constructed. As a result, we released the following statement Tuesday evening to the press:
“The state has had at least six years to listen to the voices of teachers and parents who are angry and frustrated with this broken teacher evaluation system. We don't need any more surveys or delays. This is the year to fix it. Evaluations must be returned to local control with no state mandates.”
We will not be sharing a link to the survey through the Member or Leader Briefings or encouraging our members to participate in it. I will be communicating this to the Commissioner.
NYSUT continues to advocate for an APPR fix this year. We want a system that restores trust, helps develop teachers and is free of state mandates. Returning APPR to local control is the only answer. Please take this opportunity to share this with message with local presidents again.
Executive Vice President
New York State United Teachers
800 Troy-Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110