Working In Union With East Meadow www.eastmeadowteachers.org
John Gallagher, President Judy Arabian, Vice President
James Parisi, Vice President
Ryan Malone, Treasurer
The EMTA is the exclusive negotiating agent for the teaching personnel, registered
nurses, teaching assistants, library paraprofessionals, and intervention assistants
of the East Meadow School District.
The East Meadow Teachers Association is affiliated with NYSUT, AFT, NEA, and AFL-CIO.
The East Meadow Teachers Association / PO Box 7 / East Meadow, NY 11554 Phone / Fax
New York State United Teachers President Karen E. Magee released the following statement
today in response to a lawsuit challenging due process rights for New York’s teachers:
“This is a politically motivated attack against every dedicated teacher in New York
state. We are highly confident the courts will reject this attack as entirely without
merit. We welcome the opportunity to expose the many lies and misrepresentations
about tenure laws and establish, once and for all, the plain truth: Tenure is an
absolutely necessary safeguard for teachers, for students and for quality public
“Tenure means teachers can speak freely and strongly on matters of public concern.
Tenure ensures that teachers have the freedom to teach effectively and the liberty
to oppose policies or cuts that harm students. Read
ALBANY, N.Y. June 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today praised seven members
of the Board of Regents who are calling for delaying implementation of Gov. Cuomo’s
controversial evaluation system and recalibrating it to de-emphasize the weight of
student standardized tests and promote teacher development.
NYSUT President Karen E. Magee said the seven Regents’ proposed amendments to the
State Education Department’s draft regulations make clear that they have been listening
to parents and educators and are relying on a substantial body of research about
teaching and learning.
“These Regents are honoring their constitutional responsibility to serve as