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”

Media Lapdogs: NYCDOE and the “Bad Teacher” Witch Hunt

There they go again. The newspapers are filling their pages with stories about “bad teachers”. The mayor is on the airwaves complaining about the UFT and City Hall is suing the Union. Sound familiar? It’s all part of this mayoral administration’s continued push to transform the profession of teaching into an ‘at-will’ job, so thatContinue reading “Media Lapdogs: NYCDOE and the “Bad Teacher” Witch Hunt”