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January 16, 1996. Agenda; confidential draft 1, Teaching as a Profession, comparing proposed changes with current rules; materials re Teacher Retirees in Florida (TRIF), December 1995; flyer and cover letter seeking financial support for student essay contest, "How Can We Eliminate Racism and Other Forms of Bigotry in Our Community?" sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute, with note indicating NYSUT contribution at highest, Associate ($500), level, December 5, 1995; Special Order of Business draft Recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards, January 1996; Special Order of Business 2; Regents Examinations and State Standards; memo from vice president Toni Cortese to NYSUT Executive Committee with attached third draft of NYSUT's response to the Commissioner's proposal to abolish the Regents Competency tests as a less rigorous alternative to Regents Examinations, January 11; proposed agreement from Ray Bloch Productions re video, "Let's Talk Union," January 10; memo re tentative agreement between NYSUT and Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1141, re salary, health insurance, other benefits, January 16; newsletters, Build AFT, January 1996; solicitation for support from Hope House, December 7; letter to NYSUT president Hobart from NYS AFL-CIO president Ed Cleary re establishment of a Transportation Department within the state federation, and Advisory Committee of federation Executive Board members related to transportation industry in NYS, December 6, 1995; letter from Dr. Seymour S. Hirschman, psychologist, thanking Hobart for congratulations on publication of book, Let Us Not Destroy Ourselves: The Survival Bible, with marketing materials including questions such as, "Why do we continence [sic] corruption and outright criminal behavior on the part of those who are responsible for the education of our children? Why have we all become semi-slaves of our government? Why is the average citizen made to carry the burdens brought about by Gays, criminals, drug users, and illegal welfare recipients? Do those who caused the AIDS plague have the right to expect hard-working tax-payers to shell out money for AIDS research?" November 15, 1995; souvenir program for Fiscal Policy Institute Fiscal Fairness Bulldog Awards, November 28, 1995, with cover letter to Hobart from executive director, thanking him for contribution, December 14; schedule of events for Special Olympics program activities, with cover letter, December 13, 1995; handwritten thank-you notes to Hobart

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