I call for a vote of CONFIDENCE in NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi.
We are in the middle of a war on public education. The union that provides a shield over its members (and indirectly over the students they serve) is under attack. We have been screaming for help and we have been heard.
In June 2013, Richard Iannuzzi gathered the troops for the ONE Voice rally in Albany. 10,000 members showed. Iannuzzi screamed “GET IT RIGHT”, but King didn’t listen.
In July of 2013, Dr. Rella and Richard Iannuzzi grabbed green laces and let every student (and parent) in NY know that they are more than a test score. They shouted for King to stop, but he didn’t listen.
Now, Richard Iannuzzi has called for a vote of no confidence in John King and withdrew support of the Common Core as they have been implemented.
I am grateful for Richard Iannuzzi’s leadership.
We can go back and discuss the reasoning and rationale behind NYSUT’s every move, but it is counterproductive and will only weaken us. We need to focus our energy on what we can do now, to make our movements forward strong and meaningful.
We stand far stronger together- AS ONE…