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Regional Staff Director

Western New York Regional Director

NYS United Teachers

Regional Staff Director
Western NY Regional

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Charter school teachers say union is biased against them

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"If the other schools got hit with a $2 billion cut, charter schools could have gotten an increase in funding," said Michael Preskop, regional staff director for NYSUT.

He said the charter school freeze was suggested to bring fairness to the process.
"Although we've always supported charters, we have never been comfortable with the funding mechanism for charter schools," he said.
Preskop and Applied Technologies teachers discussed the issue earlier this month.

Michael Preskop, director of ...

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Michael Preskop, director of NYSUT's Western New York Regional Office, goes over union issues with South Buffalo Charter School Instructional Staff Association members.From left: Ed Bradley, local president; Margaret Root; Preskop; Jamie Ruhland; Sue Curran; and Emily Curran.

The Chalkboard: 05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009

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NYSUT's western New York regional director, Michael Preskop, told the paper his organization "has never been comfortable with the funding mechanism" for charter schools since it "pits charter schools against other public schools."

Yeah, Mr. Preskop, and your organization sides with those "other public schools" EVERY time against charter schools and the very teachers it purports to represent. It always has. No matter the "funding mechanism," district and charter schools will always be at some level of competition, whether the funding flows through the district, as it currently does, or if it all came directly from the state.
Interestingly, one report I received from the protest was that Mr. Preskop offered to sit and talk with the protesting teachers. But, after making his remarks to reporters, he had a change of heart and went back inside to his office, did not meet with anyone, then eventually departed the premises.

Panelists, seated at four tables arranged ...

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Panelists, seated at four tables arranged in a camera-friendly square, were Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor of the NYS board of Regents, Tony Wagner of Harvard University who writes about education reform, Michael Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools, Michael Preskop, President of NYS United Teachers, Jan Peters of the Buffalo School Board, Joseph Bieron of the Orchard Park School Board, Carolyn Steele of BOCES and Rev. Kinzer Pointer, President of Buffalo Parents Council.

"Regional Offices." June 22, 2009. NYSUT: A Union of Professionals. www.nysut.org

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Michael Preskop, Regional Staff Director

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