Governor's 'advance' to Philly schools too little too late

AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch called Governor Corbett decision to advance $265 million in already appropriated funding to Philadelphia schools "too little too late." Read his statement following the governor's Center City press conference, as well as comments by Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' President Jerry Jordan.


2014-2015 FOSCEP Executive Board Elections

All Exective Board elected positions term ends 7/2013 and we have found an individual who will chair the elections for the 2014 – 2015 term (7/2013 – 7/2015) Sally Flaherty, PDE Social Studies Advisor,   Nominations will be open from April 1, 2013 until May 3, 2013 for all elected positions any and all people who wish to run for any position needs to e-mail Sally ( their name and the position they are interested in running for between 4/1/2013 and 5/3/2013.  Ballots will be mailed to all voting members the week of May 13, 2013 with a due date of June 14


Pay Increases for New Contract 2011-2015

Pay Increases for New Contract


New contract July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015 language for Article 16: Salaries & Wages


•             General Pay Increase - FY 12/13 - 1.0% - Effective July 1, 2012


•             Annual Service Increment/Cash Payment - first full pay period in April 2013 (2.25%)


•             General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective July 1, 2013


•             General Pay Increase - FY 13/14 - 0.5% - Effective January 1, 2014



Fuzzy pension logic - a lose-lose for retirees, workers, taxpayers

Ted Kirsch says the governor's fuzzy pension math hurts retirees, employees and taxpayers after the Keystone Research Center releases two pension White Papers showing that Gov. Corbett's proposals would dramatically reduce benefits for retirees, while increasing the cost to taxpayers  significantly. 


Weingarten takes on critics of due process

AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.