Tag Archive: Education

Sep 04 2014

S.J Jung to Kids: Ditch School for Me

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Hey kids, you can ditch school to help me get elected.

The S.J. Jung campaign tells kids and teachers it’s ok to play hookey to help him get elected.

It’s that time of year again and the kids are just getting back to school however, school isn’t that important when it comes to working for free to help someone get elected. See the story below.

[From The Post] A candidate for a Queens state Senate seat is teaching high- school students a strange civics lesson: It’s OK to skip school to help get him elected.

S.J. Jung’s campaign e-mailed students at top-rated Townsend Harris HS, saying the pol’s team would provide “an absence letter to excuse you from academic duties” if they agreed to volunteer to defeat Sen. Toby Stavisky in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

“We are looking for an insane number of bodies to help, starting on Thursday, 9/4. I know that school also starts on the same day, but just remember that this is the last week of this campaign,” Jung staffer Wennie Chin wrote.

“I will gladly write an absence letter to excuse you from your academic duties.”

Chin wrote that teachers “will also be proud of our dedication towards S.J. and his candidacy — Mr. Scardino himself will be door knocking with us this weekend.”

This is the man who wants to replace the Chair of the Higher Education Committee? That’s some example he’s setting.

For full article: http://nypost.com/2014/09/04/senate-candidate-urges-students-to-play-hooky-to-aid-campaign/

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May 24 2012

Meng Passes UFT Test With Flying Colors

Meng gets an A and a powerful boost in her campaign courtesy of the UFT.

Meng receives a powerful Union endorsement.


PRESS RELEASE: The United Federation of Teachers announced its recommendation of Grace Meng’s candidacy to the New York State United Teachers for the newly drawn 6thCongressional District.The union claims a statewide membership of over 600,000 members and represents teachers, professors, healthcare professionals and day care providers.

Assemblywoman Meng said,

Nothing is more important than ensuring all of our children receive an A+ education. That’s why I am honored and humbled to receive the recommendation of the United Federation of Teachers – a union which has done so much for our students, teachers and public education system. I am hopeful to earn the support of the New York State United Teachers in the coming days and look forward to continuing the fightfor healthy and safe learning environments for students, securing the necessary resources our teachers deserve and advocating for a first-rate education in all of our schools as a representative in Congress.

The UFT is one of New York’s largest and most politically engaged unions, boasting an extensive media apparatus, direct communication capabilities and an active and dedicated membership. The union has demonstrated considerable electoral strength in Queens in recent elections by playing a pivotal role in the elections and re-elections of Senator Tony Avella, Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder and Senator Shirley Huntley.

With over 13,000 UFT households in the 6th Congressional district, the UFT’s support is arguably the most coveted union endorsement in the race for the newly drawn NY-6.

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You can probably guess why Liz Crowley didn’t get the endorsement.

Permanent link to this article: http://queens-politics.com/2012/05/teachers-back-meng-uft/


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