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, ranging from the Communication Workers of America (CWA), to the Court Officers of Suffolk County, to Corrections Officers in Nassau and the public employee union of Suffolk, Suffolk AME. We also received media coverage that extended our message throughout the tri-state area. You can see some of it here.
Our members also participated in the Blackout for Public Education, that was organized by the Badass Teachers Association, to protest the confirmation vote of Betsy DeVos. This action was done nationally and involved thousands of teachers who stood up to the privatization of Public Education. Due to the actions that our members took, BSCTA President Michael Krieger was interviewed by Newsday for a teachers perspective on the confirmation of DeVos. You can read his comments here.