Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political

Looking through the UFT’s guide to the new NYC teacher evaluation system, I find myself wondering how it’s being read by educators coming from schools that vary widely in terms of educator autonomy, pedagogical philosophy and levels of trust between administration and staff. We are being told that our evaluation system will require our fullContinue reading “Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political”

The Disturbing Action Alert from Michael Mulgrew

by Jia Lee, Chapter Leader, The Earth School MORE/New Action 2016 Candidate for President of the UFT Here is the disturbing email that all UFT members received on Tuesday, December 1, a day before the Federal HELP Senate Committee was to vote on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called EveryContinue reading “The Disturbing Action Alert from Michael Mulgrew”

An Open Letter to NY Parents and Educators

To the Public School Families and Educators of New York- I would like to thank the many of you who have gone way out of their way to stand up for our schools, for their children’s educators, and for public education in New York. Governor Cuomo’s attacks have galvanized parents , students, and educators acrossContinue reading “An Open Letter to NY Parents and Educators”

Why I think the UFT should REALLY fight “Advance” (Part 2): Speaking Up at the Delegate Assembly

by Megan Moskop Teacher/UFT Delegate M.S. 324- Patria Mirabal Note: I am an active UFT and MORE member because I believe that our union can be a powerful voice for the teaching profession, the quality of our education system, and ultimately the quality of our society.  Though I am critical of our current UFT leadership,Continue reading “Why I think the UFT should REALLY fight “Advance” (Part 2): Speaking Up at the Delegate Assembly”

When “Advance” Really Hit Home: The Very Human Cost of High Stakes Testing

By: Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/ UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn My students did not take the news about the Performance Assessment well. In fact, it was kind of a wrenching experience- their faces could not have been more pained if I had run over their dogs.  I told them that it wouldContinue reading “When “Advance” Really Hit Home: The Very Human Cost of High Stakes Testing”

October 9th Day of Action Toolkit

Ideas and Resources to Facilitate Participation in MORE’s October 9th Win Back Wednesday Day of Action Microsoft Word (.docx) format October 9th Toolkit Oct 9th Stickers Image Files (.png)