We need a UFT contract that keeps up with wage growth!

The November 2019 economic data shows what is widely described as sluggish wage growth. Unfortunately for NYC educators, it also shows that average wages in the United States are also growing faster than the salaries of UFT members. While the 2019 UFT contract provides average annual salary increases of approximately 2.1%, US wage growth hasContinue reading “We need a UFT contract that keeps up with wage growth!”

Students and Teachers Fight Back Against School Segregation

By Aixa Rodriguez and Peter Lamphere Students and teachers are pointing  the way forward for getting action, not just rhetoric, on the issue of racial equity in schools. And their actions have deep roots.   The national teacher strike wave took a qualitative step forward last month when racial justice and school segregation motivated teachers inContinue reading “Students and Teachers Fight Back Against School Segregation”

A system that is separate is not equal

by the Friends of PS 305 A merger between zoned school P.S. 305 and lottery school The Academy of Arts and Letters in the NYCDOE’s District 13 could soon become official. The Panel for Educational Policy will cast the deciding vote on January 29th. The plan has been celebrated as a model for integrating publicContinue reading “A system that is separate is not equal”

Do Black Lives Matter in your School?

The Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action is a national movement to recognize the role of systemic racism in the school system and take action, inside and outside the classroom, to educate and uplift the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Week of Action will take place from FebruaryContinue reading “Do Black Lives Matter in your School?”

Register for CRSE Curriculum Fair and Social Justice Town Hall!

The culturally relevant and sustaining education curriculum fair and town hall is one week away! Please join us for a day of sharing curriculum, music, social justice workshops, and relationship building with educational justice groups Register here! Saturday, November 2nd – 10AM – 3PM at City-As-School at 16 Clarkson St. in Manhattan – Detailed ScheduleContinue reading “Register for CRSE Curriculum Fair and Social Justice Town Hall!”

Solidarity With Striking Chicago Teachers and School Employees

Chicago teachers and school staff have been on strike for two days now for lower class sizes, better staffing ratios for counselors and librarians, and more affordable housing for students. Let’s all follow the example of PS58 in Brooklyn and flood social media with some #RedForEd solidarity photos from all over, with the hashtags #CTUSEIUstrikeContinue reading “Solidarity With Striking Chicago Teachers and School Employees”

Share Culturally Relevant Curriculum!

On Saturday, November 2, join MORE, NYCORE, Teachers Unite and the Black Lives Matter in Schools, along with educational institutions, and parent and student groups at City-as-School (16 Clarkson St.) to share culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum. Sign up to share curriculum here . RSVP to the Facebook event and purchase tickets here. The afternoonContinue reading “Share Culturally Relevant Curriculum!”

Train yourself on Immigrant Rights for your students!

Please join MORE and NYCORE for an immigration for educators training with Volunters of Legal Services Want clarification on changes to immigration policy that may affect your school community? Questions about DACA, TPS, New Public Charge Rules? Interested in meeting other educators that want to organize to protect the rights of immigrant students and theirContinue reading “Train yourself on Immigrant Rights for your students!”

A Guide to the UFT for both New and Veteran Members

New to teaching? Trying to get your bearings in being a union member? Scroll down for this primer (or download), developed for our Summer UFT 101 to help you get to know what’s happening in your school.  Are you more experienced? Trying to figure out how to use the UFT contract improve the working andContinue reading “A Guide to the UFT for both New and Veteran Members”