Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings

By: B. Kaiser, Tajh Sutton, Liat Olenick, Kaliris Salas, Medi Ford Imagine you are a student attending a public school in September 2020. You’re excited to see your friends, and as soon as you get to school you run up to say hi, but the dean tells you you have to stay 6 feet away.Continue reading “Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings”

STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 STOP TEACHER TERMINATIONS AT HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES: Racist Administrator Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic press contact: media@morecaucusnyc.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK: As the semester ended on June 27, three teachers at Hudson High School for Learning Technologies were given discontinuance letters, effectively endingContinue reading “STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic”

UFT Chapter of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: Letter on Recent Teacher Terminations by Abusive and Biased Bosses

Good morning, This letter is being sent on behalf of the staff and faculty of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies to formally state our complaints and struggles this past school year, as well as the resolution that we seek.  On Friday, June 26, Eric Maillet, UFT Chapter Leader, sent an email to Superintendent OrlenContinue reading “UFT Chapter of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: Letter on Recent Teacher Terminations by Abusive and Biased Bosses”

MORE-UFT REJECTS MULGREW & CARRANZA ANNOUNCEMENT OF HYBRID LEARNING IN SEPTEMBER WITHOUT CLEAR PROVISIONS FOR HEALTH OF STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF

Last week, Chancellor Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew laid out the beginnings of a “plan” for school reopening in September. The “hybrid model” proposed for learning remains short on details, but long on unreasonable expectations for teachers and principals that will only worsen the inequality in our schools during a global pandemic. Public healthContinue reading “MORE-UFT REJECTS MULGREW & CARRANZA ANNOUNCEMENT OF HYBRID LEARNING IN SEPTEMBER WITHOUT CLEAR PROVISIONS FOR HEALTH OF STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF”

NYC Teachers, Parents, and Students To March for Police-Free Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2020 Press Contact: media@morecaucusnyc.org, Sally Lee (sally@teachersunite.org, 1-646-206-4160) NYC Teachers, Parents, and Students To March for Police-Free Schools New York, New York: In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many countless other Black people and people of color killed by the police, teachers,Continue reading “NYC Teachers, Parents, and Students To March for Police-Free Schools”

NO EXCESSING FOR 2020-21

NO EXCESSING FOR 2020-21 With the Mayor and Governor proposing steep budget cuts to schools for 2021, MORE calls on the DOE to do everything possible to focus cuts to central offices, not cut funding for schools that will lead to staff layoffs or excessing. While we continue to demand new statewide taxes on theContinue reading “NO EXCESSING FOR 2020-21”

MORE Imagines Fully Funded, Culturally Responsive Schools that Serve Kids, Not Billionaires

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced he is partnering with billionaire charter school backer and failed education reformer Bill Gates to “reimagine” schools in New York State. Meanwhile, Cuomo has included zero NYC K-12 educators, parents or students on his taskforce to reopen New York State and is proposing unnecessary, devastating budget cuts to publicContinue reading “MORE Imagines Fully Funded, Culturally Responsive Schools that Serve Kids, Not Billionaires”

Let’s Be Honest: The Digital Divide for NYC Students Remains Wide and Deep. What Needs to Change?

On April 15th, NYCDOE Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza spoke alongside high level administrators and heavy weights from the education technology (edtech) industry about the move to Remote Learning during this COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar hosted by Tech & Learning was billed like so: “Hear how the NYC DOE launched a remote learning program in theContinue reading “Let’s Be Honest: The Digital Divide for NYC Students Remains Wide and Deep. What Needs to Change?”

Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013

Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from my school, 2011-2013 By Kit Wainer Retiree, former UFT chapter leader, Leon M. Goldstein High School I was the UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School for 21 years. During most of those years my school faced severe budget crises. Although trying to get the UFTContinue reading “Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013”