Cuomo + UFT: Our Students Need Spring Break, and So Do We

Students, families, and educators need a break for this ongoing health crisis – occasional breaks are as critical as instruction when it comes to learning On Monday, March 30th, the New York State Education Department ordered school districts to continue remote learning through what was contractually agreed upon as Spring Break. While Governor Cuomo todayContinue reading “Cuomo + UFT: Our Students Need Spring Break, and So Do We”

Cuomo, Don’t Hit Teachers When We’re Down: We Need Fully Funded Schools and Spring Break

Liat Olenick, Brooklyn Arbor Chapter Leader and Elementary School Teacher The last few weeks have been an overwhelming whirlwind for New York’s teachers. We have worked long days preparing for remote learning and supporting families, with some teachers reporting that remote learning is non-stop from 8 am to 10 pm. We’ve called our students toContinue reading “Cuomo, Don’t Hit Teachers When We’re Down: We Need Fully Funded Schools and Spring Break”

Join a MORE organizing call this week!

When there are looming “drastic” budget cuts instead of demands that the rich pay their fair share, it’s clear that we will have to stick together and fight for what our communities deserve. Join an organizing call this week! In the past week, hundreds of educators have pitched in, as they, their fellow teachers, nurses, deliveryContinue reading “Join a MORE organizing call this week!”

The Bronx Needs Resources NOW

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS STAY SILENT ON BRINGING ESSENTIAL COVID-19 RESPONSE RESOURCES TO THE BOROUGH; FAMILIES TOLD TO “JUST STAY HOME” Bronx elected officials tow Dept. of Health line, “stay home”, while making little to no public demands for their already high risk constituents to access CoVid-19 response resources. Please Sign Our Petition Please contribute toContinue reading “The Bronx Needs Resources NOW”

MORE-UFT Helps Win Anti-Displacement Victory in Lower Manhattan – Four Luxury Mega-Towers Defeated

UPDATE: Please sign this petition around demands for COVID-19 relief, coming directly from our activist allies in this work. (MORE-UFT members and other educators took the stage during a 2019 MLK Day Rally at City-Hall against the four luxury megatowers and in support of the community-formulated Chinatown Working Group Plan which would protect existing housingContinue reading “MORE-UFT Helps Win Anti-Displacement Victory in Lower Manhattan – Four Luxury Mega-Towers Defeated”

As schools close, NYC educators will rise to the challenge

It is with a heavy heart that we hear the news that New York City schools will close until at least April 20th. We understand the profound effect this will have on our students and their families, and are committed to continue to serve our students and community in every way we can.  However, withContinue reading “As schools close, NYC educators will rise to the challenge”

If de Blasio won’t #closenycpublicschools to protect students and their families, teachers will #sickout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Contact: Movement of Rank and File Educators – more@morecaucusnyc.org  Despite the temporary closure of a few New York City schools (slated to re-open Monday), it has become clear that it is past time to close the school system entirely. As education workers, we know firsthand that families rely on the schools forContinue reading “If de Blasio won’t #closenycpublicschools to protect students and their families, teachers will #sickout”

New York City Schools need to shut down – yesterday

[MORE-UFT asks all UFT members, families and students who rely on the DOE to sign and circulate this petition to close NYC Schools – please see below for additional demands to paste in] With the appearance of the New York City Schools’ first coronavirus case today, and the declaration of a state of emergency andContinue reading “New York City Schools need to shut down – yesterday”