Vacation Days Lost from Sandy

The DOE and UFT announced this afternoon that school will be in session during Feb 20-22. Authur Goldstein, CL at Francis Lewis HS, wrote to Mulgrew before the deal was made.  With permission, we republish it below. Note that the UFT has negotiated the city to allow members who already have vacation reservations to takeContinue reading “Vacation Days Lost from Sandy”

UFT Race to the Top Agreement: A Terrible Mistake

For Immediate Release Thursday, November 15, 2012 Contact: Julie Cavanagh – 917-836-6465 UFT Race to the Top Agreement: A Terrible Mistake The UFT has agreed to sign onto NYC’s RTTT application, adding as many as 100 schools to the city’s three-year-old "Innovation Zone" and expanding online learning and instruction among other technology-based techniques. This agreementContinue reading “UFT Race to the Top Agreement: A Terrible Mistake”

NYC Educators On Poor Response to Sandy

For Immediate Release Press Contact: media Kit Wainer, 917-846-3292 What the Department of Education should be doing in response to the crisis Reopen Schools Rationally No school should open without heat. Traumatized students from the same school should not be separated to different schools. Help Affected Students Create an email/website/phone to DOE where families haveContinue reading “NYC Educators On Poor Response to Sandy”

Spread the Word – Distribute “The Lessons of Chicago”

Please help us by distributing our leaflet on the lessons of the Chicago teachers strike.  You can also let us know where you are distributing. “Our working conditions are our students’ learning conditions” Like us on Facebook.com/MOREcaucusNYC – Follow us on Twitter @MOREcaucusNYC  – Join MORE – Dues $10 Lessons from Chicago: The CTU strike shows we can fight and win! When 26,000 teachers wentContinue reading “Spread the Word – Distribute “The Lessons of Chicago””

Saturday 10/20: Lessons of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike with Xian Barrett and Julie Cavanagh

Lessons from the Chicago Teachers’ Strike A Public Forum Saturday, October 20 at 3:30pm The Silver School of Social Work at NYU Room 411 1 Washington Square Park North (A,B,C,D,E,F,M trains to W. 4th St.; N,R to 8th St.) Featured Speakers: Xian Barrett, member of the Chicago Teachers Union and the Caucus of Rank andContinue reading “Saturday 10/20: Lessons of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike with Xian Barrett and Julie Cavanagh”

MORE’s Top Officer Team for the Spring UFT Elections

The positive alternative leadership team was unanimously approved at our meeting this past Saturday. President: Julie Cavanagh is a UFT chapter leader who has been teaching in Red Hook, Brooklyn since 2001 and contributed extensively to the fight for public education. In 2009-2010 Julie, alongside a NYC parent and student, sued Mayor Michael Bloomberg forContinue reading “MORE’s Top Officer Team for the Spring UFT Elections”

Join MORE members for our next general meeting – Saturday!

We will be discussing the upcoming UFT elections and voting on the top five positions of the slate. We will be discussing the upcoming UFT elections and voting on the top five positions of the slate. Bios of the candidates will be sent out by Thursday of this week.We will also hold committee meetings as well asContinue reading “Join MORE members for our next general meeting – Saturday!”