1. Publication Title: M TA Today
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3. Filing Date: September 22, 2017
4. Issue Frequency: Quarterly
5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 4 Issues
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13. Publication Title: M TA Today
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Average No. Copies Each Issue No. Copies of Single Issue
During Preceding 12 Months Published Nearest to Filing Date
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i. Percent Paid 99.09% 99.11%
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Four members of the Retired Members Committee will be lected by Statewide Retired
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and begin on July 1.
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Guidelines for Bylaws and Rules amendments
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If the number of candidates is equal to or less
than the number of positions to be filled, elections
may be waived and the candidates declared
elected to the positions in question.
fellow committee members Michelle Keane, Nikki
Roberge, Rose Bell and Gene Reiber.
“You have to prioritize all that is being asked of
you,” said Keane, a member of the Harvard Teachers
Association. “There’s more to it than planning
lessons and being in front of the kids.”
Bell, of the Quincy Education Association,
reassured the early-career teachers.
“It gets better,” she said, adding that as educators
become familiar with the curriculum, they have more
time and ability to get to know their students.
Roberge, a member of the Wareham Education
Association, shared her story of transitioning from
paraeducator to classroom teacher, and she talked
about the challenge of self-assessment.
“You want to be reflective, not critical,” she
said. “Not every lesson will work perfectly, but you
learn to adjust and improve.”
Reiber, of the Hanover Teachers’ Association,
told participants that as professionals, they have a
great deal of influence. “Your influence is felt on
students, parents and your colleagues,” he said. “That
power grows over time, and you have to remember
that you make a difference in people’s lives.”
New Member Committee Chair Erinne Silver
spoke during the lunch break, reflecting on the year
since the last Just for New Teachers conference
was held — less than two weeks after the 2016
election. Before that election, she said, she was
more concerned about the fate of Question 2, a
Massachusetts ballot initiative that sought to lift
the cap on charter schools, than she was about the
outcome of the presidential election.
President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory
— and the resulting attempts by his administration
to undermine unions and promote more privatization
of public education — present significant challenges,
“What can we do as teachers? We need to think
about our involvement in the MTA and to think about
where our schools would be, and where we would be
as a country, without our unions,” she said.
Silver urged the JFNT attendees not to miss out
on the value of simply talking to each other and to
the ESPs who were on hand.
“This is an opportunity to network and share
ideas,” she said.