Mollie Bruhn A Teach for America alumnus who has been an early childhood classroom teacher at PS 106 in Brooklyn for the past five years after spending two years teaching at another public school in the Bronx. She began teaching with a year at a charter school but was let go for questioning the charterContinue reading “MORE CANDIDATE OF THE DAY: MOLLIE BRUHN, EXECUTIVE BOARD AT LARGE”
UFT elections are right around the corner. A MORE leadership of the UFT will mobilize the members through educational campaigns, school-level organizing and member-driven activities such as pickets, rallies and job actions to win: An end to use of student test scores to evaluate teachers. We are opposed to basing any portion of our evaluation system on standardized tests.Continue reading “Vote MORE In April ’13!”
By Julie Cavanagh Wow. While having breakfast with my husband and almost nine month old son (who is finally on the mend after more than a week of a fever ranging 102-104 every day, during the same time my best friend’s 18 month old daughter was in the hospital, who by the way, is also a teacherContinue reading “Cavanagh Defends Her Record and Asks Mulgrew to Debate His”
The MORE caucus has requested several times, through several means that there be an open debate between our UFT presidential candidate Julie Cavanagh and Michael Mulgrew who represents the Unity/New Action caucuses. Repeatedly Mulgrew and his caucuses have ignored our invitations. This constant denial to debate should be of concern to all our union brothersContinue reading “President Mulgrew: Come Defend Your Record”
Help us take our 2nd video viral. Share on your social media, blogs, and email to all your friends and family. Ask your UFT colleagues to check it out and share it too! The ballots will be sent out April 3rd by USPS. The time is now to expect MORE from our union. We haveContinue reading “New Video Ad”
This is must watch video! You will hear an alternative vision for how to organize and mobilize an educator’s union in defense of our public schools. MORE shares this vision with President Lewis and the CORE caucus of Chicago Teacher’s Union.
Want to learn MORE about MORE? Meet some of the candidates running in the UFT election? Meet other educators in the area? Build a stronger chapter? Help us win the UFT election? Need a drink before Spring Break? Please join us: Friday, March 15 BROOKLYN/QUEENS BORDER / District 19: 3 – 5 PM: Boulder Creek Steakhouse 355 Gateway Drive, Brooklyn,Continue reading “Happy Hours + Karen Lewis in NYC”
As reported by Reuters on March 4th, New York and eight other states are planning to hand over the private, confidential data of NY public schools students to a Gates Foundation-funded corporation (inBloom, inc.) that will share it with for-profit vendors. The student’s data will be vulnerable to misuse, hacking and theft, as the companyContinue reading “Our Children’s Privacy For Sale”
On Monday March 11th the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) will meet at Brooklyn Technical High School at 6 PM to vote on the closure of 26 schools. They will also vote to replace and co-locate many of the schools with charters schools. Join members of the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE), students,Continue reading “Protest School Closings”
Listen to Julie on The John Gambling Show explain why the UFT needs to change and why MORE should lead the way.