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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DTU union head Terrie Brady’s silence is deafening!

Terrie Brady is the long time head of the union. Her strangle hold on the position is legendary. Something else is getting quite the attention too and that is her silence.

Over the Christmas break I had lunch with Times Union reporter Denise Amos who in my opinion after years of poor reporting is doing some nice work. One of the questions she asked me was about Terry Brady, telling me she won’t return my calls or talk to me.

I kind of shrugged my shoulders and didn’t think much of it until this morning when I got the following e-mail from First Coast Connect’s Melissa Ross, I had sent her a piece about Rick Scott’s appointments to the state board of education.

Thanks Chris. You know it would be helpful if Terrie Brady would return phone calls and comment on this stuff…. Do you have a relationship with her?

So it seems Mrs. Brady is imposing a news blackout. 

Look friends there are a lot of things she should be out there beating a drum about, substandard charters, common core, discipline and the list goes on and on and when she says “nah I can’t be bothered”, it hurts teachers.

We have enough people out there hurting teachers, she shouldn’t be another one.


  1. If you read School Board minutes, you'll see that "comments from employee organizations" is always blank. Terrie Brady should be speaking on behalf of her members at EVERY meeting. To quote John Prine, "How the hell can a person go to work in the morning, come home in the evening, and have NOTHING TO SAY?"

  2. I spent the majority of my time in Duval county fighting for the rights of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) students, only to be non-reappointed. It is so sad to see teacher who REALLY care and want to make a difference in children's lives, discarded because they make a stand. No one wants to send their children to public schools in Jacksonville; they're over crowded, understaffed, ridiculous amount of paper work to be filled out, and constant changes that make it impossible to keep track. No one seems to really care any more; what happened to "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND"? Guess what, if the child does not learn in lecture form, then they're getting left behind. When is someone going to stand up for children in Jacksonville. Many children go undiagnosed due to the fact that most regular education teacher do not have the knowledge necessary to spot learning disabilities. They continue to slip through the cracks and become behavior problems.