Building MORE, Training Leaders

Let’s make it happen…TOGETHER MORE (Movement of Rank and File Educators) invites you to a day long retreat on the nuts and bolts of creating a strong social justice union by mobilizing our chapters. Work with MORE on creating a democratic, bottom up organization that reflects our vision for a member driven UFT. Participate in […]

Join MORE to Oppose Charter School Co-locations!

On Thursday, December 20, the mayor’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), which acts as a rubber stamp for Bloomberg’s policies, will meet to make decisions about charter school co-locations. The PEP will be deciding on whether to impose co-locations on 17 public schools. Affected districts include: Bronx: District 8, Brooklyn: Districts 13, 14, 17, 18, […]

Unity Votes Against Democracy

Much of the 12/12/12 Delegate Assembly was dedicated to teacher evaluations. This isn’t surprising, as the Unity crew knew that MORE caucus was showing up with petitions and a resolution in hand. For the better part of an hour, delegates were told how UFT President Michael Mulgrew is fighting this evaluation battle for us and […]

Opposition to Teacher Evaluation Agreement Mounts–Share Your Voice!

Facing an arbitrary 12/21/12 deadline imposed by Chancellor Walcott, a growing wave of bloggers have begun speaking out against any teacher evaluation scheme that harms teachers and ignores our voices in coming to an agreement. There is increasing concern that Unity will succumb to pressure and agree to a system without coming to terms on […]

Randi Weingarten “Bar-like Exam” Proposal is Shortsighted

  For Immediate ReleaseDecember 5, 2012 Contact:             Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers President and former United Federation of Teachers President, has been talking up a proposal that would require a national certification exam for teachers, much like the bar requirement for lawyers.  The proposal, which she first raised at the Aspen Institute, has received much attention, […]