Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice

The UFT needs to negotiate a remote start to the school year now (or two months ago) Over the past week, members at dozens of schools with positive COVID-19 cases have been in confusion around the protocols for closing schools and having members work remotely. This is eerily reminiscent of the city’s failure to listenContinue reading “Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice”

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 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”

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”