Two Important Events Thursday + Friday

Support the Opt-Out Movement & Learn How to Organize Your Chapter THURSDAY 2/27: ORGANIZING WORKSHOP A LABOR NOTES TROUBLEMAKERS SCHOOL Overwhelmed by the challenges of organizing in your school? Want to share ideas with other dedicated, creative chapter leaders and activists? Come to a workshop on organizing your members to create a more active, involved […]

THIS Is Our Moment!

Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/UFT Delegate PS 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn MORE is the bellwether, the authentic voice of working educators in NYC. This is Our Moment! We are on the right side of history, several steps ahead, waiting for politicians and union leadership to catch up. Current events bear this out; after the excesses […]

Solidarity with St. Paul Teachers!

Teachers in St. Paul, MN are preparing for a strike authorization vote on February 24th. The union is holding informational meetings in the lead up to the vote. If the strike is authorized, the union is required to give 10 days notice before calling a strike. The strength and unity of the membership was evident on […]

MORE Takes a Stand in the NYSUT Elections

In April, the New York State Teachers Union (NYSUT-the state association of teachers unions that the UFT is part of) will be having elections. Since UFT/Unity has a great deal of power in NYSUT, MORE was asked by statewide activists in the Port Jefferson Teachers Association to get involved. We are excited to announce that […]

When Parents, Students and Teachers Fight with a Single Voice

by Harry Lirtzman, former high school special education math teacher. As teacher and union activists working inside the framework of a deeply undemocratic union and against the formidable resources available to the implacable “corporate school reform” movement it is inevitable that we momentarily lose heart, even hear a cynical “voice” from inside ourselves about protecting public […]

MORE in the NYTimes: Parents Value School, But Society Doesn’t

MORE Member Brian Jones speaks out on behalf of parents and students, echoing MORE’s call for a socially just system in which all students have “the kind of humane, relaxed, resource-rich, joyful learning environments that wealthy children already enjoy.” Brian has taught in New York City public schools for nine years and is now pursuing a […]

UFT DA Report 2/5/14

By James Eterno Teacher/Chapter leader: Jamaica High School Our monthly report from the UFT Delegate Assembly BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS FEBRUARY DA There were only two resolutions at the February UFT Delegate Assembly meeting and they both passed unanimously.  The first was to endorse Tom Brown for election as a Teacher-Member of the Teachers’ Retirment Board […]