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  • 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

  • Students and Teachers Fight Back Against School Segregation

    December 17, 2019 by

    By Aixa Rodriguez and Peter Lamphere Students and teachers are pointing  the way forward for getting action, not just rhetoric, on the issue of racial equity in schools. And their actions have deep roots.   The national teacher strike wave took a qualitative step forward last month when racial justice and school segregation motivated teachers in… Read more

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