BSCTA News Archive

  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation standards save lives. It's estimated that...
  • Education Forums this Monday Please Attend

    Testing season is almost upon us and we here at the BSCTA still believe that nothing has changed with the age-inappropriate state tests. To engage the community on how poorly developed these tests are and the most recent threats against public education, the BSCTA, in conjunction with the Islip and...
  • Standing Together as a Union

    Over the last few weeks, our membership has come together, fought back, and taken to the streets to defend our profession.  At a national level, we are under attack from corporate interests who want to privatize our education system. At the state level, we continue to battle issues like Common Core...
  • BSCTA Defies DeVos and Defends Public Ed

    03.02.2017/Political Action
    Over the last month, BSCTA members have helped to lead the fight to Defend Public Education.  On January 19th, dozens of members came out to Defend Public Education and Defy Devos.  They were joined by teachers from surrounding districts as well as labor leaders from a variety of different unions,...
  • Privatizing Public Ed

    03.01.2017/Political Action
    The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of promoting policies that siphon taxpayer money away from public schools and into the hands of private industry...
  • Suffolk Edge Classes

    02.28.2017/General News
    Suffolk Edge Teachers Center is providing some classes and workshops for our teachers to continue their education.  Below is a link to their site with the class offerings as well as their newsletter highlighting some of the upcoming classes. Suffolk Edge Newsletter Classes Integrated Services
  • Newsday: Long Islanders boo, cheer Betsy DeVos' confirmation

    02.08.2017/Political Action
    Public school educators and teacher unions on Long Island and at the state level largely denounced Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Tuesday as the nation’s secretary of education, while supporters of school choice celebrated and claimed victory. That the matter required a tiebreaking vote in the U.S....
  • National Blackout to oppose DeVos

    02.06.2017/Political Action
    Public educators nationwide will protest Betsy DeVos with a National Blackout. We choose our children over a billionaire donor! #DumpDevos.  Please wear all black on Monday (February 6th) to show support for public education on the day that the Senate will vote on our future.
  • Rally in Bay Shore on Thursday, Jan 19!

    01.19.2017/Political Action
    All are invited to come out and show your support for all of our schools and public education at the BSCTA office. Speakers from the community and other unions from education, the building trades and the public and private sector unions will be there. Come down early to help with the signage and...
  • Bay Shore to take center stage in the defense of Public Education

    This upcoming week is a big week for our union and our community. Working with NYSUT, the local union community, and other teachers unions, we will be hosting a rally in defense of public education to defy Betsy DeVos and the incoming policies from the Education Department that could devastate our...
  • #ReclaimOurSchools: A Week of Actions

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Several weeks ago, Paul Pecorale (NYSUT Vice President and Long Island native) called on local leaders and NYSUT members to commit to participating in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools nationwide Day of Action on January 19, 2017. The purpose is to protect our students, public K-12 and higher-...
  • Tell your Senator to Vote No on DeVos

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Fewer than 4 weekdays are left to tell the US Senate that Betsy DeVos is unfit and unqualified! Take action NOW with NPE by clicking here.
  • A Great 2016, a Better 2017

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing break and spent some quality time with friends and family. In case you need further proof of how well-balanced, hard-working, and advantageous our union is, please peruse the 2016 timeline below. It was the tireless work of our members that...
  • 2016: A Year in Review

    01.02.2017/General News
    JANUARY:    Comedy Night at the Boulton CenterFEBRUARY:  Financial Planning workshop at the BSCTA Office                           New Home buyer Workshop at the BSCTA OfficeMARCH: Dollars for Scholars Basket Fundraiser at the BSCTA Office                 BSCTA Educational Forum at the BS-...
  • Happy Holidays from the Bay Shore Teachers!

    12.20.2016/General News
    On behalf of all of us at the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a very Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year.
  • An Open letter to Betsy DeVos from America's Public School Teachers

    12.07.2016/Political Action
    Dear Ms. DeVos, I don’t think we’ve really met yet, we are America’s public school teachers. There are about 3.1 million of us. We teach in large urban areas, we teach in the suburbs, we teach in small rural communities, and we teach in some really remote parts of our country. The most important...