Karen Magee

Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Karen Magee: Time To Help Public Schools Turn The Corner

It's been a long, brutal winter -- metaphorically -- for public education.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Karen Magee: Tearing Off The Gag

Every spring, New York students must sit for hours on end, filling in bubbles on standardized tests that purport to measure their progress in English Language Arts, science and math.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Karen Magee: Your Vote And Your Voice

Aretha Franklin’s 1967 hit song “Respect” is on my mind these days.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Karen Magee: Tenure Protects Good Teachers – And Good Teaching

Teacher tenure is one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Misinformation and outright lies are spread by those who want to take away rights from teachers and destroy teacher unions.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

NYSUT Not Ready To Reverse No Confidence Vote

NYSUT President Karen Magee says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King.
Credit nysut.org

The president of the New York State Teachers Union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Karen Magee: Teaching Is An Art

When I taught special education in my hometown of Harrison, one of my students achieved an educational milestone.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:29 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Karen Magee: Tax Cap Undermines Democratic Ideals

School budget voting is supposed to remind us of our nation’s democratic ideals.

You know: Community members vote each May on their local school budgets and determine which candidates are best suited to serve on local school boards. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:31 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Karen Magee: Let’s Hit The Re-set Button

A brief introduction is in order.

My name is Karen Magee. I’m an elementary school teacher from Harrison, and mom to three great kids — the youngest in high school.  My grandmother, Helen, was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers … and she always told me that a woman’s place is in her union.  Earlier this month, when I became the first woman elected president of New York State United Teachers, I knew that she would be proud.

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New York News
4:50 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

New Teachers Union President Wants to Increase Union's Political Potency

Karen Magee
Credit lohud.com

There is a big change at New York State’s largest teachers union. Members of New York State United Teachers elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common Core standards.

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