Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy

By Kit Wainer Teacher/Chapter Leader Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate The UFT leadership’s strategy for winning us a fair contract crashed and burned on September 10. Although we have been working under an expired contract since October 2009 UFT President Michael Mulgrew has refused to lead us in the kind […]

General Meeting and Brunch

Saturday September 21st 12:00-3:00pm will be at our first general meeting of the school year. All are welcome! 224 West 29th St 14th Fl. Btwn 7th and 8th ave – Midtown NYC Facebook link here We will discuss how the new evaluation system and continued emphasis on high stakes testing is affecting educators, students, and […]

BIKE New York with MORE – This Saturday 8/3

The Movement of Rank and File Educators will be participating in the Summer Streets event in Manhattan on Saturday 8/3. Join us as we bike together from Downtown to Central Park on city streets only open to bikes, runners, and pedestrians. It’s a vehicle free summer bike ride. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/route/route.shtml Bring your friends and family for […]

MORE Events This Summer

Hope you are all enjoying summer, MORE is staying active -here are all the great upcoming events we have on the way:   Wen 7/31 MORE’S SUMMER RETREAT An opportunity to assess our work and plan for the future. 12noon – 5pm CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue (34th st) NYC Room 5414 Must show ID […]

The New John King Math: 40% = 100%

This new school year will be the first time that teachers in NYC will be evaluated using the evaluation system imposed by State Education Commissioner John King. Under the new system every teacher will receive a score ranging from 0 to 100 and this number will determine if the teacher is deemed Highly Effective, Effective, Developing or […]

MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan

UFT Rank and File Says King’s Evaluation Plan Bad for Teachers, Students While Michael Mulgrew launches a campaign to convince the membership that the new teacher evaluation system is designed to help teachers improve and give them a professional voice, Bloomberg is proclaiming victory. The truth of the matter is, this evaluation system is bad […]

Election Night Victory Party 4/25

*Election VICTORY Party* THE DAY OF THE COUNT, THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH  Come out and celebrate a MOVEMENT in the making!  UFT Election Ballots will be in and counted.  We have known from the beginning that running in the UFT election is about building something bigger, a MOVEMENT ready to defend Public Education!  We’ve learned lessons, […]

Unity Votes Against Democracy

Much of the 12/12/12 Delegate Assembly was dedicated to teacher evaluations. This isn’t surprising, as the Unity crew knew that MORE caucus was showing up with petitions and a resolution in hand. For the better part of an hour, delegates were told how UFT President Michael Mulgrew is fighting this evaluation battle for us and […]

Opposition to Teacher Evaluation Agreement Mounts–Share Your Voice!

Facing an arbitrary 12/21/12 deadline imposed by Chancellor Walcott, a growing wave of bloggers have begun speaking out against any teacher evaluation scheme that harms teachers and ignores our voices in coming to an agreement. There is increasing concern that Unity will succumb to pressure and agree to a system without coming to terms on […]