With a mix of seasoned negotiators VP Fedenko and Cora Mucho and energized new activists Frank Perez, Mark McCarthy, Sabina Perez, and Audrey Perez ready to get down to the business of solving problems and improving the quality of education at DOE teachers and parents need to be ready to support them.  The ability to win a better school system and retain teachers’ professional status comes not just the teachers that sit at the table but the thousands of teachers and parents that stand behind them.  Teachers are professional educators that know what’s best for their students because they educate them every day. That is why teachers will not allow anyone to take away their seat at the table and turn them into beggars.