Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political

Looking through the UFT’s guide to the new NYC teacher evaluation system, I find myself wondering how it’s being read by educators coming from schools that vary widely in terms of educator autonomy, pedagogical philosophy and levels of trust between administration and staff. We are being told that our evaluation system will require our fullContinue reading “Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political”

Why the UFT Needs A Change in Leadership

Hear from three of the candidates running on the MORE/NAC slate (Movement of Rank & File Educators/New Action Coalition) in the upcoming UFT elections. Jia Lee (President), Camille Eterno (Secretary) and Jonathan Halabi (High School Executive Board) will explain why our membership needs new leaders in our union. Mulgrew’s Unity Caucus has controlled the UFTContinue reading “Why the UFT Needs A Change in Leadership”

The Disturbing Action Alert from Michael Mulgrew

by Jia Lee, Chapter Leader, The Earth School MORE/New Action 2016 Candidate for President of the UFT Here is the disturbing email that all UFT members received on Tuesday, December 1, a day before the Federal HELP Senate Committee was to vote on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called EveryContinue reading “The Disturbing Action Alert from Michael Mulgrew”

The Miseducation of UFT Leadership

  Dear UFT Leadership By Jia Lee There have been several points along my 14 years as a public school special education teacher when I felt I’d had enough. Many teachers across the country are fleeing the profession, retiring as soon as possible and publicly stating why. When I presented my reasons for becoming aContinue reading “The Miseducation of UFT Leadership”

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”

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