Candidate Statement: Peter Lamphere, MORE nominee for Assistant Treasurer of the UFT

I’m running in the elections because the #RedForEd rebellions that have swept the nation have shown that educators who organize a strong network of rank and file union members can win impressive changes in their unions and school districts. The fightback in Washington State, LA, Oakland,  West Virginia and Arizona have inspired me to build thatContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Peter Lamphere, MORE nominee for Assistant Treasurer of the UFT”

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”

Class Size is a Class Issue: school inequality, class size, and the next UFT contract

by Andrew Worthington, UFT Chapter Leader at M298 Pace High School   It has been 50 years since the United Federation of Teachers, representing New York City’s teachers, has had a contract that included reduced class sizes. Since then, there has been a plethora of research conducted that shows the positive impacts of class sizeContinue reading “Class Size is a Class Issue: school inequality, class size, and the next UFT contract”

MORE members take action against over-testing!

New York City public school students in grades 3-8 are currently taking the controversial New York State (NYS) Common Core tests.   MORE opposes the administration of these corporate-created high-stakes exams, and we stand in support of parents who are refusing to have their child(ren) take the test, and in support of those teachers who areContinue reading “MORE members take action against over-testing!”

Taking Back OUR Schools March and Rally

Calling all NYC Metro community activists (“voices of resistance”), families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, and faith leaders… This rally and march is part of the national Testing Resistance & Reform Spring campaign. We aim to support the efforts of parents, teachers and community members to haveContinue reading “Taking Back OUR Schools March and Rally”

Solidarity with St. Paul Teachers!

Teachers in St. Paul, MN are preparing for a strike authorization vote on February 24th. The union is holding informational meetings in the lead up to the vote. If the strike is authorized, the union is required to give 10 days notice before calling a strike. The strength and unity of the membership was evident onContinue reading “Solidarity with St. Paul Teachers!”

For Our Children’s Sake: Treat OTs and PTs Fairly

Sign the Petition! Occupational and physical therapists are an unseen part of New York City’s education community. But without OTs and PTs, thousands of the city’s promising – yet disabled – students would fall through the cracks. That’s why we’re alarmed that these therapists continue to be valued less than their equally critical peers: theContinue reading “For Our Children’s Sake: Treat OTs and PTs Fairly”

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”