BTF protest staged at convention
The Buffalo Teachers Federation staged a walkout during the New York State United Teachers convention on Friday.
The walkout came as state education commissioner John King, Jr. took the stage. King is the focal point in a dispute between the BTF and the state over teacher evaluations. At stake is millions of dollars for low-performing schools. King believes that a resolution is near but that teachers have been misinformed by union leaders.
The News reports that the BTF's actions were supported by a number of attendees from across the state.