Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)

by Megan Moskop Teacher/UFT Delegate M.S. 324 Patria Mirabal, Washington Heights On Wednesday, November 20th, the MORE caucus brought our Resolution for an End to the New Evaluation System (Advance) to the UFT’s Delegate Assembly. I came to the meeting prepared to present our resolution and ask that it be placed on the agenda for […]

UFT Rejects Repeal of Evaluation Scheme

UNITY DOMINATED UFT DELEGATE ASSEMBLY VOTES FOR MINOR TWEAKS IN THE TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM WHILE MORE CAUCUS CALLS FOR REPEAL OF EVALUATION LAW  By James Eterno Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School   The positions of the two main  caucuses (political parties) within the UFT on the topic of teacher evaluations emerged clear as day at Wednesday’s UFT Delegate […]

Delegate Assembly Resolution and Leaflet: For an End to the New Evaluation System

[Chapter Leaders, Delegates, and Rank and Filers – Please support this resolution by helping to distribute it before the Delegate Assembly on Wednesday – 4:15, 52 Broadway – and raising it during the motions period.  If you can help making copies of it let us know by emailing more@morecaucusnyc.org] Please check out the talking points […]

MORE Holiday Party 12/6

  We have a lot to celebrate! All year we’ve been fighting for better working and learning conditions and a more democratic union. Join us for festivities, fun, food, and drinks  Friday, Dec. 6, 5-9pm O’Reilly’s Bar + Kitchen 21 West 35th St. (between 5th – 6th Aves.) NYC View Map · Get Directions Share our Facebook Event Link Our […]

NYC Educators Defense Fund

MORE CAUCUS OF UFT LAUNCHES TAX-EXEMPT FUND WITH VISION OF A GRASSROOTS NYC TEACHERS UNION: “UNITED WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DEFENDING QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL”   NYC Educators Defense Fund Will Press UFT Leadership to Stand with Students and Teachers, Break Ties with Corporate ‘Privatizers and Profiteers’  NYCEDF Founding Donation Provided by Harris Lirtzman, Former […]

Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!

One exciting and quick way to support MORE’s work is by asking your school’s UFT chapter to vote on endorsing our petition for a moratorium on the new “Advance” teacher evaluation system. We’re all fed up with “Advance,” and all the teachers I’ve talked to wish the UFT was doing more to oppose this system and […]

Open Letter to Bill de Blasio

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn, NY Congratulations, Mr. Mayor Elect, no matter one’s politics there is universal agreement that twelve years of rule is enough, it’s time for a new day. I’m sure you have already heard from the so called education experts on how to best “fix” our […]

Should First Grade Take a Test? A Teacher Says No to High-Stakes Testing

By Andrea Fonseca I am a teacher at Castle Bridge School, a dual-language, inclusive, progressive school that opened in Washington Heights in September 2012. Because this is only our second year we have students in grades pre-K to 2, and none of our students take the state-mandated tests for grades 3–8. With the new teacher […]