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  • January Observation Report for the UFT Leadership

    January 19, 2020 by

    Summary: United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew effectively addressed the census crisis in our city, victim-blaming residents in disenfranchised and disadvantaged neighborhoods for not properly filing their census surveys and causing a lack of funding for our city’s schools. As will be discussed below, Mr. Mulgrew was also able to differentiate this victim-blaming with… Read more

  • The System that Segregated NYC Schools

    January 12, 2020 by

    by Ronnie Almonte In 2019, on their last day of school, dozens of New York City high school students staged a sit-in at the home of the city government. β€œ[W]e occupied the lobby of City Hall for 5 hours,” members of Teens Take Charge wrote on Facebook, β€œto protest 5 YEARS of inaction from Mayor… Read more

  • We need a UFT contract that keeps up with wage growth!

    January 4, 2020 by

    The November 2019 economic data shows what is widely described as sluggish wage growth. Unfortunately for NYC educators, it also shows that average wages in the United States are also growing faster than the salaries of UFT members. While the 2019 UFT contract provides average annual salary increases of approximately 2.1%, US wage growth has… Read more

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