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Don’t Tell the Funders

Ed at the AFT calls out the disingenuous reaction of Peter Murphy from NYCSA to the news that educators at Merrick Academy-Queens Public Charter School overwhelmingly petitioned for representation by the UFT. From the Sun article:

A policy director at the New York Charter School Association, Peter Murphy, said he supports teachers’ right to join a union, provided they are not lured under false promises a charter school’s tight budget might not allow.

I guess that an artful way to put it. Though in light of past statements it’s a little hard to believe.

Murphy had NYCSA spend how much to hire the union busters at Jackson Lewis? Their seminars are $1,595 a seat. Maybe Jackson Lewis has some sort of revolutionary new teaching method Murphy really wanted to see in action. Tell the funders that Peter, it’ll make them happier than letting your pro-union sympathies finally shine through.

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2 Comments:

  • 1 xkaydet65
    · Dec 1, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Jackson Lewis. I remember them well from my days on strike at St. Johns Prep. Serphin Maltese recommended them to our Board of Trustees as the best firm to plan the replacement of 10 teachers. You know old Serph down there at UFT HQ don’t you?

  • 2 NYCSA Chutzpah | Edwize
    · Feb 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    […] noticeably absent from our coalition was the state’s charter school mouthpiece: the anti-union, in-the-pocket-of pro-voucher conservatives New York Charter Schools Association (NYCSA). It seems […]