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
2015 New York State Grades 3–8 ELA And Mathematics Assessments
The East Meadow Teachers Association (EMTA) shares the concerns that parents across
New York have regarding over-testing resulting from the state’s botched implementation
of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). These concerns include: stress on
students, appropriateness of tests, erosion of learning time, and lack of state transparency
on test content.
The EMTA recognizes that the parental decision to have a child sit for or “opt out”
of the assessments is based on varied and deeply personal reasoning. With this in
mind, the EMTA fully supports parents’ right to choose what is best for their children
regarding the upcoming New York State Assessments.
For more information regarding the assessments visit NYSUT’s website.