What’s Next for District 75: The Citywide Education Council for D75 With Chancellor Carmen Farina and Superintendent Gary Hecht

By Mindy Rosier I attended my first CEC75 meeting on 01/22/15 in the conference room at Tweed and overall found it to be a very informative meeting filled with concerned parents. Superintendent Gary Hecht began this meeting because Chancellor Farina was running late from another meeting. He announced that the annual Parent Engagement events inContinue reading “What’s Next for District 75: The Citywide Education Council for D75 With Chancellor Carmen Farina and Superintendent Gary Hecht”

Jia Lee’s Senate Testimony on Testing

Jia Lee, who is a special education teacher at the Earth School in Manhattan, testified at a senate hearing on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on January 21st. As an act of conscience, Jia joined two other teachers last year in refusing to administer high-stakes standardized tests, citing their negative impacts on students. She isContinue reading “Jia Lee’s Senate Testimony on Testing”

MORE’s Jia Lee Testifies in U.S. Senate on NCLB

The members of MORE proudly support our colleague, Jia Lee, who will be testifying at a senate hearing on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education policies on Wednesday, January 21st 2015. Jia has taught at all school levels from high school to elementary school. She currently serves as the UFT chapter leader at the EarthContinue reading “MORE’s Jia Lee Testifies in U.S. Senate on NCLB”

MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor

The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE-UFT) voted unanimously at our last General Body meeting to propose that the United Federation of Teachers, instead of sitting out this gubernatorial race, endorse the pro-public education platform presented by Howie Hawkins for Governor and Brian Jones for Lieutenant Governor. MORE prepared to present a resolution atContinue reading “MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor”

MORE’s Julie Cavanagh speaks out in the Daily News on the Common Core test results

by Julie Cavanagh, special education teacher and ChapterLeader at Public School 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and MORE candidate for President of the UFT. Originally printed in The New York Daily News on August 15, 2014. Four years ago, a group tied to testing and publishing companies, and bankrolled with Bill and Melinda Gates’ money, brought usContinue reading “MORE’s Julie Cavanagh speaks out in the Daily News on the Common Core test results”

Take Back OUR Schools NYC Metro March & Rally Video

Watch the video for a sneak peek of the rally and march in front of NYC City Hall to defend public education from destructive, profit-driven corporate “reform”. Endorsed by 30+ parent, teacher, and student groups, including MORE. Featuring some great speakers, including a message from Diane Ravitch!

Taking Back OUR Schools NYC Metro March & Rally

30+ organizations representing parents, teachers, students and community members taking to the streets in defense of public education Get more information, then RSVP

NYSUT Candidates and MORE allies: Arthur Goldstein and Beth Dimino

Arthur Goldstein is a UFT Chapter Leader of Francis Lewis High School in Queens and is running for Executive Vice President of NYSUT, with MORE’s support. Beth Dimino is the president of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association and is running for NYSUT Board of Directors, also endorsed by MORE.  

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!”