The City Budget and Labor Contract Negotiations

by Harris Lirtzman, former deputy New York State comptroller from 2003 to 2007 and also a New York City special education teacher who was fired for blowing the whistle in 2011. Few people attempt to explore the intricacies of the City’s budget and the operations of the Department of Education.  Fewer people return to tell the story.Continue reading “The City Budget and Labor Contract Negotiations”

Post-Mortem: The Non-Deal Between the UFT and DOE

The passing of the January 17 deadline for a new evaluation agreement is not an ending but a beginning. Now the DOE will work overtime to spin doctor the failure to reach an agreement on new teacher evaluations, mandated by New York State’s version of Race to the Top, as the fault of Michael MulgrewContinue reading “Post-Mortem: The Non-Deal Between the UFT and DOE”