MORE-UFT Rejects Mulgrew and Mayor’s Backroom Deal

New York, New York: In response to Mayor De Blasio and UFT President Michael Mulgrew’s announcement of an agreement to delay in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year by two weeks, the MORE-UFT caucus released the following statement: We welcome a slight delay of in-person school reopening in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, andContinue reading “MORE-UFT Rejects Mulgrew and Mayor’s Backroom Deal”

Contact Tracers: Reopening Schools Will Endanger NYC Communities Again

New York City Test & Trace Corps workers stand in solidarity with the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE) in their refusal to return to schools until their demands regarding anti-racism, health justice, and full funding for our schools and communities are met. As city employees tasked with reducing the spread of COVID-19 in New YorkContinue reading “Contact Tracers: Reopening Schools Will Endanger NYC Communities Again”

We Don’t Need the DOE to Hire “Virtual Content Specialists.” We Need to Respect and Trust School Librarians.

by Ashley Hawkins I am a school librarian for a high school campus which was without a librarian for about a decade. I woke up this morning with a full schedule and several things I wanted to get accomplished. I had three separate Zoom meetings to attend, an important email to send to staff, andContinue reading “We Don’t Need the DOE to Hire “Virtual Content Specialists.” We Need to Respect and Trust School Librarians.”

Educator Letter to Cancel Rent

This letter for housing justice has been endorsed by MORE. Please consider signing and sharing it via this form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8ZF3uh8akmo5o2hcz7lFEb1WHaUPNhcaxZt98mAl1iaIFcw/viewform Dear Educators, All across New York State, millions of people across our communities and in our congregations are wrestling with COVID-19. We know first hand the impact this has had on our classrooms and our students. AsContinue reading “Educator Letter to Cancel Rent”

The P.S. 169, Sunset Park School Equity Team has a message for de Blasio and friends.

August 19, 2020 To: Mayor Bill de Blasio  Governor Andrew Cuomo  Chancellor Richard Carranza  CC: District 15 Superintendent Anita Skop  Brooklyn North Executive Superintendent Karen Watts  CSA President Mark Cannizzaro  UFT President Michael Mulgrew We are the P.S. 169, Sunset Park School Equity Team. We have worked collaboratively for the past two years to mobilizeContinue reading “The P.S. 169, Sunset Park School Equity Team has a message for de Blasio and friends.”

A Letter To Families of all New York City Students

To Families of all New York City Students:  Collectively, we write this letter out of deep concern for the safety of New York City public school students and families. As teachers, it is our moral obligation as caretakers of your children to make sure everyone is aware of the countless unanswered questions around the DOE’sContinue reading “A Letter To Families of all New York City Students”

MORE Statement on UFT August 19 Press Conference

MORE Statement on UFT August 19 Press Conference  We welcome UFT President Mulgrew’s stated—though delayed—consideration of using job actions to prevent an unsafe and underfunded reopening of schools. We appreciate that he echoed many of the demands we have been articulating since May and are proud that our advocacy helped push UFT leadership to takeContinue reading “MORE Statement on UFT August 19 Press Conference”

The UFT should be leading the fight to stop an unsafe reopening of schools

What will it take to stop an unsafe reopening? Members of the United Federation of Teachers have the power to prevent an unsafe reopening. We showed that earlier this year. As the pandemic swept New York in March 2020 thousands of city teachers ignored UFT leaders’ warnings and began to call in sick and studentContinue reading “The UFT should be leading the fight to stop an unsafe reopening of schools”