Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Hope this Homepage finds you well! Maybe it's because I'm reading the biography of union leader Al Shanker, but regardless, it occurred to me today that you might be interested in knowing that there is a New York City UFT Teacher rally on Thursday, March 5, 4-6pm, in downtown Manhattan. There have been talks of 15,000 NYC teacher layoffs...an unfathomable number considering how overcrowded many classrooms are, and have been allowed to become. Undoubtedly, our system has many problems, but there must be better ways to approach solving these issues than by firing so many dedicated professionals. Hopefully we'll see you there! PICS are updated from last week's Desmond's gig...GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!