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”

We Need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) Protections in the UFT

          More Questions than Answers: We need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) protections in the UFT  UFT rank and filers are now faced with an impasse with leadership about their TDA (Transparency, Democracy and Accountability) during the current COVID 19 pandemic. Rank and filers reported to numerous Chapter Leaders that they need protections via aContinue reading “We Need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) Protections in the UFT”

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”

Protecting our rights in a contractual never-never land

By Kit Wainer Retiree, former Chapter Leader, Leon M. Goldstein H.S. What rights do UFT members have when there is no school to which to report and traditional program rules don’t seem to apply? MORE’s committee on working conditions under remote learning met on March 24 to address problems members are facing trying to navigateContinue reading “Protecting our rights in a contractual never-never land”

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!”

Candidate Statement: David Price, MORE candidate for at-large seat in the 2019 UFT elections

Our union needs to build power and exercise it. We are one of the largest union locals in the country and should be capable of fighting back against the powers that be, those who would squeeze us in the interest of tax “incentives” for the wealthy. Instead, for too long UFT leadership has acted likeContinue reading “Candidate Statement: David Price, MORE candidate for at-large seat in the 2019 UFT elections”

Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 elections

Why are you running in the 2019 UFT elections? I am running because UFT members deserve a union led by ourselves, a union responsive to the needs of membership, especially young untenured teachers. Why are the 2019 UFT elections important? UFT members deserve a union run for us, by us, not by bureaucrats. NYC parents,Continue reading “Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 elections”

Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary of the UFT

I have been a guidance counselor for ten years. I have always believed in the power and promise of public education, a promise gone unfulfilled for so many. Every student has a right to education but the type of education received depends on whether teachers, students and parents have ownership over their schools. I becameContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary of the UFT”