Fix our Schools, Donʼt Close Them! Fund our Schools, Donʼt “Fail” Them!

The Movement of Rank and File Educators stands in solidarity with parents, teachers, and students defending their schools against charter co-locations and closures! We are the Social Justice Caucus of the UFT-New York City’s teachers’ union. We are a positive alternative to the current union leadership. Stand with public school parents, students and teachers! Once […]

MORE Fall Events

Stand up to school closings- join us at “The Funeral” to bury the Bloomberg years and his failed educational policies! Facebook event here 10/30 5:30pm 883 Classon Ave Brooklyn Don’t Tread on Educators- hosted by Francesco Portelos How to fight for your rights as an educator ! There will be no sign in sheet and you […]

Support the Parent Boycott of K-2 Testing!

90% of families at Castlebridge Elementary School in Washington Heights have opted out of K-2 exams imposed by the new eval system.  Because the school does not have a third grade the state has mandated that students take a “performance assessment” in order to determine growth scores for teachers. The bubble test, produced by private […]

New York State Allies for Public Education Reaffirms Call for NYS Commissioner of Education John King’s Resignation Despite Rescheduled Meetings

NYS Allies for Public Education, a state-wide coalition representing over 40 organizations, continues to call for Commissioner John King’s resignation despite newly scheduled “small forums”.  The canceling of last week’s series of PTA Town Hall meetings is only one indicator of King’s inability to give all stakeholders a public avenue to voice their concerns. Only […]

Media Lapdogs: NYCDOE and the “Bad Teacher” Witch Hunt

There they go again. The newspapers are filling their pages with stories about “bad teachers”. The mayor is on the airwaves complaining about the UFT and City Hall is suing the Union. Sound familiar? It’s all part of this mayoral administration’s continued push to transform the profession of teaching into an ‘at-will’ job, so that […]