MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report

[MORE’s statement on the UFT leadership’s change of position on testing is followed by James Eterno’s full report on the Delegate Assembly] Yesterday the Unity and New Action caucuses put forth a resolution that was passed at the Delegate Assembly calling for a moratorium on high stakes decisions for the state tests this year. WhileContinue reading “MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report”

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””

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 kindContinue reading “Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy”

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, andContinue reading “General Meeting and Brunch”

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 forContinue reading “BIKE New York with MORE – This Saturday 8/3”

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 IDContinue reading “MORE Events This Summer”

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 orContinue reading “The New John King Math: 40% = 100%”

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 badContinue reading “MORE Statement on Evaluation Plan”

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,Continue reading “Election Night Victory Party 4/25”