GTA stands up for the Day of Action

by Brooke Santamont
Members of the Gouverneur Teacher’s Association (GTA) showed solidarity in taking action on Jan. 19 to show their support for public schools.  
Co-Presidents Pam Mahay and Brooke Santamont visited each school to support fellow GTA members in showing unity by standing up for recent public education concerns.  
The GTA members held up shields to reclaim our schools and to show what they stand up for daily for all students, teachers, and within our community.  Many shields addressed slowing down the Common Core, to stop over-testing, addressing the needs of poverty, under funding concerns, and to show the teacher union's apprehension for Betsy DeVos, who is President Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary.  
The GTA members wear red every Tuesday to show their support for our public schools!

 Here are some examples of the shields that the GTA members created showing what they stand up for daily for local public schools and students! (photo provided)

Here are some examples of the shields that the GTA members created showing what they stand up for daily for local public schools and students! (photo provided)

 East Side Elementary GTA members support Take Action Day by wearing red! (photo provided)

East Side Elementary GTA members support Take Action Day by wearing red! (photo provided)

 West Side Elementary GTA members support Public Education and took action to reclaim focus on our public schools. (photo provided)

West Side Elementary GTA members support Public Education and took action to reclaim focus on our public schools. (photo provided)

 The High School and Middle School GTA members came together to support Take Action Day! (photo provided)

The High School and Middle School GTA members came together to support Take Action Day! (photo provided)