Teacher evaluations…effective shock therapy?…gas leases
Governor Cuomo and the teachers unions have reportedly come to an agreement on how to disclose teacher evaluations. Newsday’s Yancey Roy will have details.
The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, MA uses electroshock therapy to treat clients who are considered “self-injurious” as well as those with behavioral problems. The Center, the topic of a scathing 4/12 article in New York Magazine, was at the center of a lawsuit earlier this year. The Governor’s new Justice Center legislation prohibits the kind of therapy JRC uses. But not everyone is happy with that decision. Today New York-based parents of children who they say have benefitted from the treatment are in Albany lobbying lawmakers to change that provision in the bill. It’s an unusual story. It’s a difficult story. It’s a story we will hear from one parent’s heart-breaking perspective.
Attorney Joe Heath is probably best known for representing the Onondaga Nation, but he is also deeply involved in assisting gas lease holders who have problems with those leases. He joins us today with a few pointers regarding gas leases and dealing with corporate giants like Chesapeake.