Articles from July 2010



Monday Morning Music – Nat King Cole: Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

This week’s request comes from Irene Carley, who also requested last week’s song. It’s another one appropriate for the heat wave we seem to be having. If you want your requests played you have to send them in! Regarding this song Irene writes: I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, my Mom’s favorite singer. […]

AFT Action Alert on Pell Grants

The House of Representatives approved an emergency spending bill that included $10 billion to save educator jobs and $5 billion for Pell Grants. It is now up to the Senate to do its part and approve the same level of assistance when it returns to Washington, D.C., this week. It’s crunch time. Contact your senator […]

Monday Morning Music – Brad Paisley: Water

This week’s request comes from Irene Carley of MIS. Irene is also co-chair of the NCCFT’s Health and Safety Committee. She writes: In the middle of this heat wave, the only sensible thing to do is to take Brad’s advice and “drive until the map turns blue”. What do you want to hear on Monday […]

AFT 2010 – Update #2

Saturday and Sunday at the AFT convention in Seattle meant lots of animated speeches and debate. There was organized opposition to a speech given by Bill Gates, and there was amazing unity when Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO spoke. Gates spoke primarily about the need for evidence-based methods of teacher evaluation, and about teacher […]

Building Futures Together: AFT 2010

In challenging times unions must draw on the strength of their membership to build better futures. That’s the message of this year’s AFT Convention in Seattle, WA, where Jim Hoyt, Mike Anzelone and I are representing the NCCFT. This morning we heard Randi Weingarten, President of the AFT, say that our national union is now […]

Monday Morning Music – The Everly Brothers: Wake up Little Susie

This week’s request comes from Brigid McParland, from MAT/CSC/ITE, who says: The Summer is here and getting up is just a little hard….. Monday Morning Music continues through the summer, so please send in your requests. Click here or use the Monday Morning Music link in the Suggestion Box to the left.