Budget Analysis: The Shocking Amount of Money New York City Has Spent to Fire Our Colleagues

 In November of 2007, the Department of Education formed a new group, the Teacher Performance Unit (TPU); a team of five lawyers and consultants who were tasked with the job removing teachers that the department identified as ‘bad’. At that time, Dan Wesier, the chief labor relations officer for the DOE was quoted as saying that the TPU would “…ensure we have the capacity […]

2013 UFT Election Results and Analysis

The Unity caucus has won the 2013 UFT elections. The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) congratulates them on their victory, and looks forward to working alongside our union brothers and sisters to defend and improve our union and our schools. The election totals, however, tell an important story about the state of our […]

Solidarity with Change the Stakes and Time Out From Testing

STATEMENT FROM THE MOVEMENT OF RANK AND FILE EDUCATORS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CHANGE THE STAKES & TIME OUT FROM TESTING We, the Movement of Rank and File Educators (The Social Justice Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers) stand in solidarity with the parents, students and community members of Change The Stakes and Time Out […]

UFT ELECTIONS: A VICTORY FOR MORE

The UFT election results will be announced Thursday, April 25. After the ballots are counted, the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) will continue to support and strengthen our union. If we do not win this vote, we will work with the elected UFT leadership when they stand up and fight for educators, students, […]

Protest HIGH STAKES TESTING and Putting Back the ‘PUBLIC’ in Public Education

Whether or not your children took the state tests, please join a rally in front of Tweed on FRIDAY 4/26 at 4pm to protest the ways that high-stakes testing is robbing our children of a decent education!  BRING THE KIDS! RALLY  CLEANING UP the MESS of HIGH STAKES TESTING and  Putting Back the ‘PUBLIC’ in […]

Election Night Victory Party 4/25

*Election VICTORY Party* THE DAY OF THE COUNT, THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH  Come out and celebrate a MOVEMENT in the making!  UFT Election Ballots will be in and counted.  We have known from the beginning that running in the UFT election is about building something bigger, a MOVEMENT ready to defend Public Education!  We’ve learned lessons, […]

The Case for MORE- How Unity has failed!

In this UFT election there is finally an ALTERNATIVE to the union leadership (UNITY) that has dominated UFT politics for decades. Finally there is an opening to begin to fight for what our students, parents, and we as teachers deserve, a union that fights for the schools our children deserve! A Unity Chapter Leader, the […]