2013 MORE Summer Series:
 Discuss, Debate, Educate!

2013 MORE Summer Series
 Discuss, Debate, Educate! Forums, Guest Speakers, Open-Discussions, Get-together’s RSVP and share our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/177003385802348/ Every Other Thursday this Summer! Local 138  138 Ludlow St  (btwn. Rivington & Stanton) NYC  4:00-7:00PM Happy Hour $3 draft beer, $3 wines, $3 well drinks
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 Discuss, Debate, Educate!”

Regents Scoring Debacle – Trouble for English Language Learners

The following is an op-ed written by MORE’s Joanna Yip about the effect of the Regents scoring problems on a particularly vulnerable population. Dear Editor, Yesterday, SchoolBook, the Daily News, and Gotham Schools reported on the Regents scoring debacle that is unfolding all over the city. I would like to call attention to the waysContinue reading “Regents Scoring Debacle – Trouble for English Language Learners”

Murphy’s Law and The Regents Grading Fiasco of 2013

By: Two Social Studies Teachers for MORE By nature, social studies teachers do two things: they make it their business to know what’s going on, and they try to answer why is this happening. Perhaps this is why many of the bloggers you read just happen to be social studies teachers. For high school social studies teachers,Continue reading “Murphy’s Law and The Regents Grading Fiasco of 2013”

Regents Grading Fiasco

NYS Regents Exam Grading: Unfair for Teachers and Students   For Immediate Release    This June marks the first attempt at centralizing the grading process for two exams; Global History and Geography and United States History and Government. Completed student exams were placed in a shipping box and sent to be scanned by McGraw-Hill. The scanned version of the examContinue reading “Regents Grading Fiasco”

Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout

By Kit Wainer- Teacher & UFT Chapter Leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate 2013 MORE UFT Executive Board Candidate The results of the 2013 UFT election revealed a startling fact: Just 18% of eligible active employees (20,728 of 115,050)  decided to vote.  On June 19th the UFT Delegate AssemblyContinue reading “Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout”

Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One

Today, June 12th 2012, MORE joins with all union workers of the Municipal Labor Committee in demanding a fair contract now. We will be at the City Hall Rally supporting our brothers and sisters of all municipal unions and workers everywhere. Four years and NO CONTRACT October 2013 will mark our fourth year with noContinue reading “Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One”

June 12th Citywide Labor Rally at City Hall!

We hope you are mobilizing for Wed. June 12th Citywide Labor Rally at City Hall! Please join the MORE contingent at 52 Chambers St. DOE Building (Tweed Courthouse) between 4-4:30 pm. We march to the City Hall Rally together at 4:30 Here are some things you can do: 1.    Sign up people at  your school and bring co-workers! Use thisflier to print and get peopleContinue reading “June 12th Citywide Labor Rally at City Hall!”

All Out To Fair Contract For NYC Workers Rally 6/12

WE MAKE THE CITY RUN! ARE WE FED UP YET? There is not one unionized city worker working with a contract right now. Over 300,000 workers in 152 bargaining units have been working without contracts for four, even five years. Now city leaders threaten us with more years of wage freezes and loss of benefits.Continue reading “All Out To Fair Contract For NYC Workers Rally 6/12”

MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan

UFT Rank and File Says King’s Evaluation Plan Bad for Teachers, Students While Michael Mulgrew launches a campaign to convince the membership that the new teacher evaluation system is designed to help teachers improve and give them a professional voice, Bloomberg is proclaiming victory. The truth of the matter is, this evaluation system is badContinue reading “MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan”