An Open Letter to NY Parents and Educators

To the Public School Families and Educators of New York- I would like to thank the many of you who have gone way out of their way to stand up for our schools, for their children’s educators, and for public education in New York. Governor Cuomo’s attacks have galvanized parents , students, and educators across […]

For Deion

This is a personal statement by a member of MORE. It may or may not represent the official view of the MORE caucus. By Julie Cavanagh Teacher/Chapter Leader P.S.15k One year ago I received a phone call from a former student. After a few exchanged pleasantries he interrupted me to say, “Deion is dead”.  My […]

Disconnected Union Leadership

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher and UFT Delegate: Leon M. Goldstein High School   Like most classroom teachers, I didn’t attend last weekend’s AFT convention. In fact, few working teachers knew it was going on, or had reason to care. Our delegates represented none of what we believe in and nothing that happened there will make […]

Disappointment

For the first time in almost five years, UFT members finally have a contract. But almost one quarter of the membership (23%) voted against the deal. Most of the members with whom we spoke who approved this contract only did so because they felt it was the best our union could do. We disagree, this contract does […]

Send It Back: MORE, UNITY, and the UFT Contract

Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/UFT Delegate PS 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Lest we forget, the UFT leadership works for the membership- NOT the other way around. Our dues pay for their salaries, their perks, and the UFT skyscraper at 52 Broadway. Our COPE money buys the “seat at the table” with the politicians, billionaires, and […]

Open Letter to Iannuzzi and Mulgrew on NYSUT Elections

IANNUZZI ANSWERS MORE-GOLDSTEIN-DIMINO CALL FOR NYSUT DEBATE; MULGEW IS SILENT Commentary by James Eterno Jamaica High School Chapter Leader/ 2010 ICE/TJC UFT Presidential Candidate   The email below was sent to NYSUT President and Stronger Together leader Dick Iannuzzi, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Revive NYSUT from several of the candidates running for office in […]