Rally to Demand a Member-Wide Vote this Thursday at the UFT

Join MORE this Thursday to demand a member wide vote on our new evaluation system at 52 Broadway NYC UFT Headquarters on Thursday 1/17 beginning at 3:30 for a rally before the Delegate Assembly (DA). All educators and concerned citizens are encouraged to come and have their voices heard. The indications are very strong theContinue reading “Rally to Demand a Member-Wide Vote this Thursday at the UFT”

MORE Statement on the Pending Evaluation Agreement Between the DOE and the UFT

Dear MORE members, allies, and all our UFT brothers and sisters, The indications are very strong the UFT leadership will reach an evaluation agreement with the Department of Education in just a few days. Because of this, we wanted to take a moment to repeat the position of the Movement of Rank and File EducatorsContinue reading “MORE Statement on the Pending Evaluation Agreement Between the DOE and the UFT”

In Solidarity with Garfield H.S. Teachers

Statement from the Movement of Rank and File Educators, The Social Justice Caucus of the UFT (United Federation of Teachers) In Solidarity with Garfield H.S. Teachers We, the members of the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) stand in solidarity with the teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle who are refusing to administer standardized tests this semester. RiskingContinue reading “In Solidarity with Garfield H.S. Teachers”

No Deal for Teachers or Students

Here’s the text of the video that the Unity Caucus of the UFT is airing on local television stations about the new teacher evaluation system: Across the country — from Los Angeles to Newark to Washington — many districts have successfully negotiated new evaluation measures. There is simply no reason New York cannot do theContinue reading “No Deal for Teachers or Students”

Was the SESIS Decision a Victory?

MORE congratulates the UFT for the financial compensation they’ve earned our Special Education colleagues across the city. The SESIS case is another example of UFT leadership pursuing the same bureaucratic, top-down strategy it always pursues. Sometimes that strategy yields small victories. Nonetheless, because of this strategy the UFT is losing the war on several fronts. 

MORE on Governor Cuomo’s Education Commission Report

The Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE) is pleased that Governor Cuomo’s Education Commission recommended increasing wrap-around services and expanding pre-kindergarten programming.  Educators and parents know that supporting children and families, making sure they have access to health care and other services, as well as providing robust early interventions will increase educational opportunity and outcomes for allContinue reading “MORE on Governor Cuomo’s Education Commission Report”

Notes From the MORE Winter Retreat

MORE Winter Retreat December 28, 2012 Attendance ~ 50 throughout the day I. Social Justice Unionism   Discussion was wide ranging, starting out with a basic question of how to deal with a wide range of political beliefs amongst our coworkers on social justice issues. There was consensus on the importance of relating to the immediateContinue reading “Notes From the MORE Winter Retreat”