BIKE New York with MORE – This Saturday 8/3

The Movement of Rank and File Educators will be participating in the Summer Streets event in Manhattan on Saturday 8/3. Join us as we bike together from Downtown to Central Park on city streets only open to bikes, runners, and pedestrians. It’s a vehicle free summer bike ride. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/route/route.shtml Bring your friends and family for […]

UFT/AFT Leadership: Friend or Foe Series

The following will be part of a series of posts based on our summer series forum that was presented on Thursday 7/25/2013. The purpose was to share the various perspectives on how we, an opposition caucus,  views Unity, the dominant party in power of the UFT? As potential partner, foe or something in between? There […]

“THEY Should Leave”: Why I Joined MORE

By Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher & UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn   I think it was when Bill Thompson walked through the doors of the UFT Delegate Assembly, seconds after we rubber-stamped the Executive Board’s recommendation that the union endorse him for mayor. They had stopped even pretending we had a voice. […]

MORE Events This Summer

Hope you are all enjoying summer, MORE is staying active -here are all the great upcoming events we have on the way:   Wen 7/31 MORE’S SUMMER RETREAT An opportunity to assess our work and plan for the future. 12noon – 5pm CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue (34th st) NYC Room 5414 Must show ID […]

The New John King Math: 40% = 100%

This new school year will be the first time that teachers in NYC will be evaluated using the evaluation system imposed by State Education Commissioner John King. Under the new system every teacher will receive a score ranging from 0 to 100 and this number will determine if the teacher is deemed Highly Effective, Effective, Developing or […]

Video – MORE Summer 2013: High Stakes Testing and the Schools Our Children Deserve

MORE kicked off the summer series by taking a look at the effects of high stakes testing in our schools. Parents from Change the Stakes joined us to discuss why a growing parent movement against the high stakes nature of these tests is mounting not just in NYC but statewide and nationally. We discuss HST […]

UFT Mayoral Endorsement: Make Sure the Voice of the Rank and File is Heard!

Read the Results of MORE’s Mayoral Race Survey!  The fight to protect and strengthen public education and our unions did not begin with Mayor Bloomberg and it will not end with him. The upcoming Mayoral election in New York City may provide an opportunity to create a shift in local education policy, polices that for […]

Protest Racist Firing of Teachers

Click here to RSVP by Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/kt3x2yp WHAT? Picket demanding an immediate, rapid and unbiased investigation by the Chancellor’s office into allegations that a Queens Principal called African American teachers she was firing “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.” WHEN? 12 noon, Monday July 8th. WHERE? In front of Chancellor Walcott’s offices at DOE Headquarters in Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers […]