PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING”

Support of Union Leaders is Sought in Call for Moratorium on New NYS ‘Test-Prep’ Teacher Evaluation Scheme MORE and Change the Stakes Team Up for “Win Back Wednesday” Rally at UFT Delegate Assembly, UFT Headquarters, Oct. 9  For Immediate Release NEW YORK — On October 9th at 4:00 p.m, activists from all over the city […]

Why We Must Win Back Public Education

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn 2013 MORE Vice Presidential Candidate for UFT   On October 9th at 4:00 p.m., activists from all over the city will gather at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway NYC) to protest the emphasis on high stakes testing that is harming our children, educators, and public […]

You Can’t “Close Your Door and Teach Your Kids” When the Education Reformers Are Already In Your Classroom

UFT Said Not To Evaluate On Test Scores

Lisa North Teacher/Delegate PS 3 Brooklyn As s member of the  2007 UFT Task Force on Testing, I find it unconscionable that our current UFT leadership has agreed to an evaluation system that uses test scores to evaluate teachers when their own 2007 Task Force  on testing states clearly,”Do not use student test scores to […]

UFT Chapter Leader Meeting Report 9/12/13

By James Eterno Teacher/Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School ICE/TJC 2010 UFT Presidential Candidate READING THE TEA LEAVES AT CHAPTER LEADER MEETING: Sayanara Bill Thompson?; Don’t Expect Much Improvement on the Evaluation System with a New Mayor We’re back in school and the UFT called for a Chapter Leader meeting on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bridge […]

“Advance” – The Movie

A very helpful video that explains the new evaluation system and provides suggestions for how educators should prepare themselves. A “must watch” for every UFT member! Created by John Elfrank-Dana Teacher/UFT Chapter Leader Murry Bergtraum High School Please sign MORE’s petition calling for a moratorium of the new teacher evaluation system Online here Print and […]

The New Evaluation System: Teachers and Students are More than a Test Score

This post is an expanded version of our Newsletter article. To help distribute our newsletter please sign up here. State Education Commissioner King has imposed a new teacher evaluation plan that reduces each year of our teaching to a single number based largely on students’ test scores. Up to 10%  of teachers statewide may face […]

The Noose or The Sword: Choosing Your Evaluation

Analysis and Guidance Regarding Teacher Evaluation Choices and Decisions By Julie Cavanagh PS15k Chapter Leader I have yet to meet a parent, teacher or student from a school community who tells me they believe the new teacher evaluation system being implemented in NYC is a good thing, for anyone.  It seems most people understand this system […]