Is Danielson Making You Sick?

by Alexandra Alves, Chapter Leader, PS 2M [To speak up about evaluation demands in our upcoming contract, please join MORE at our contract forum on Wednesday, March 14th, 4:30-6:30pm @ CUNY Graduate Center. RSVP / Details here] Do you dread the Danielson based drive-by observation and the inevitable feedback session and rating, which happens not onlyContinue reading “Is Danielson Making You Sick?”

General Meeting Sat. 1/18

Saturday, January 18th 2014 12:00-3:00pm  Facebook link here If want to know more about how Movement of Rank and File Educators is mobilizing: FOR a fair contract and a genuine voice for working educators within the UFT AGAINST the deliberate undermining of public education and over-testing of our students, then this is your meeting. Open meeting-all areContinue reading “General Meeting Sat. 1/18”

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”

Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)

by Megan Moskop Teacher/UFT Delegate M.S. 324 Patria Mirabal, Washington Heights On Wednesday, November 20th, the MORE caucus brought our Resolution for an End to the New Evaluation System (Advance) to the UFT’s Delegate Assembly. I came to the meeting prepared to present our resolution and ask that it be placed on the agenda forContinue reading “Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)”

Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!

One exciting and quick way to support MORE’s work is by asking your school’s UFT chapter to vote on endorsing our petition for a moratorium on the new “Advance” teacher evaluation system. We’re all fed up with “Advance,” and all the teachers I’ve talked to wish the UFT was doing more to oppose this system andContinue reading “Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!”

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”