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.
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.
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.