Solving the Retirement Puzzle

Hank Sessa, NYS Retirement Guide

631 335 8201.

An affiliate of WTA

            Summertime may be the right time to look, adjust, or learn more about your money and your retirement. Many people say “they just don’t know where to start” or know what is appropriate. Let me give you some suggestions or even a plan. The following list of ideas can be accomplished in any order. Set a deadline and get them all done.


State Education Budget Going South

State Education Budget Going South
As budget negotiations are coming to a close, we are hearing and news outlets are reporting, that two provisions may be included in the final budget that are unacceptable.
1. We are hearing they will APPROVE of the Governor’s proposed “Tax Freeze” tied to the already onerous Tax Cap.
2. We are hearing they will pass a moratorium on high stakes consequences for students, BUT NOT FOR TEACHERS.

The WTA & Westbury UFSD Stand Together for our Students

The WTA and the Westbury UFSD are Petitioning the State on Behalf of Our Students

To the Honorable Members of the New York State Legislature:

     We, the faculty, administrators and staff of the Westbury Union Free School District, in a joint effort, write this petition to the New York Legislature outlining the concerns we have and challenges our students face. These are presently making an impact in the quality of instruction and, soon, in the decisions we will have to make to our academic program.


Teachers union presidents discuss ESEA priorities

The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.


A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.