Teacher Tenure Is Good For Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2014 Press Contacts: Jia Lee, Elementary School teacher and Public School parent Mike Schirtzer, Social Studies High School teacher Media@morecaucusnyc.org Teachers, Parents and Students Stand Strong for Tenure Due Process Protects Teachers who Protect their Students   Tenure gives teachers the right to stand up for their students’ best interests, […]

Life Under The New UFT Contract

Our 2nd event of the 2014 Summer Series on Wednesday 7/30 features a discussion on the new contract. More information below and here. A preview of the contract and our discussion by John Elfrank-Dana, Chapter Leader of Murray Bergtraum High School:   After alerting the UFT that my principal failed to invite me to this […]

In Support of Tenure

The attacks on tenure today have nothing to do with improving teaching and learning. They are designed to undermine teachers’ unions with the goal of silencing educators’ voices.  We firmly believe that in order for public education to succeed, teachers must have tenure, a protection that allows educators to stand with parents, for children.   […]

Disconnected Union Leadership

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher and UFT Delegate: Leon M. Goldstein High School   Like most classroom teachers, I didn’t attend last weekend’s AFT convention. In fact, few working teachers knew it was going on, or had reason to care. Our delegates represented none of what we believe in and nothing that happened there will make […]

The New MORE Steering Committee Nominees

Congratulations for those who have accepted nominations for the new MORE Steering Committee which takes office for a 6 month term starting on August 1.    The current steering committee has proposed, that rather than having an election to choose 9 out of these 11 (or 10?) qualified candidates, that we simply accept all of […]

Who Runs The UFT? Why Are There Alternatives?

On Wednesday July 16th 2014 we are hosting a summer series panel and open discussion on the history of groups that have competed for power and influence within the UFT. We will also examine the implications for MORE. More event Information here Below are readings and video lectures from union/UFT historians on the background of the […]