Get Out The Vote Thunderclap

Join the Thunderclap! You can think of it as an “online flash mob.” Click the link to take part in a coordinated Get Out the Vote message across Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Fewer than 18% of working educators voted in the 2013 UFT elections; let’s send a message to our colleagues and to UNITY caucusContinue reading “Get Out The Vote Thunderclap”

Big Changes to Quality Review

MORE member John Giambalvo writes with School Network Leader Nathan Dudley about the implications for teachers and students to policy changes regarding school Quality Reviews. To say Quality Reviews need to change may be a bit of an understatement and we credit John for finding common ground with Mr. Dudley so that a conversation about those changes canContinue reading “Big Changes to Quality Review”

Who Runs The UFT? Why Are There Alternatives?

On Wednesday July 16th 2014 we are hosting a summer series panel and open discussion on the history of groups that have competed for power and influence within the UFT. We will also examine the implications for MORE. More event Information here Below are readings and video lectures from union/UFT historians on the background of theContinue reading “Who Runs The UFT? Why Are There Alternatives?”

Summer Series: Discuss, Debate, Educate!

MORE’s 3rd Annual Summer Series: Discuss, Debate, Educate! Join the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE) for discussions exploring the past, present and future of teacher unionism.  All are welcome! Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm The Dark Horse 17 Murray St. NYC Near City Hall, Chambers St, WTC $5 Drafts & Well Drinks July 16th Who Runs the UFT?Continue reading “Summer Series: Discuss, Debate, Educate!”

DA Report 3/19- Resolution to Defend Educators Voted Down

UNITY TURNS DOWN MORE DA RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ESCALATION OF DEFENSE OF CHAPTER LEADERS & RANK AND FILE By James Eterno Chapter Leader Jamaica High School MORE”s monthly UFT Delegate Assembly Report The March 19 Delegate Assembly was highlighted by MORE’s Kit Wainer speaking in favor of a MORE sponsored resolution for the UFT to escalateContinue reading “DA Report 3/19- Resolution to Defend Educators Voted Down”

MORE Challenges Unity In NYSUT Elections

MORE CAUCUS OF UFT TO CHALLENGE CURRENT UFT LEADERSHIP IN STATEWIDE UNION ELECTIONS RANK AND FILE EDUCATORS WILL BRING REAL CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE TO UNION POSITIONS New York – The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE), the Social Justice Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), best known for opposing UFT’s President Michael MulgrewContinue reading “MORE Challenges Unity In NYSUT Elections”

MORE Calls on the UFT Leadership to Follow the Rules

Dictionary definition of debate: To discuss a question by considering opposed arguments. UFT Delegate Assemblies are awash in a sea of undemocratic procedures. One of the most egregious has been the abuse of the rules that govern debate. The leadership and its UNITY Caucus supporters have 100 minutes to present their case plus a 10-minuteContinue reading “MORE Calls on the UFT Leadership to Follow the Rules”

NYC Educators Defense Fund

MORE CAUCUS OF UFT LAUNCHES TAX-EXEMPT FUND WITH VISION OF A GRASSROOTS NYC TEACHERS UNION: “UNITED WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS, DEFENDING QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL”   NYC Educators Defense Fund Will Press UFT Leadership to Stand with Students and Teachers, Break Ties with Corporate ‘Privatizers and Profiteers’  NYCEDF Founding Donation Provided by Harris Lirtzman, FormerContinue reading “NYC Educators Defense Fund”

Why We Must Win Back Public Education

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn 2013 MORE Vice Presidential Candidate for UFT   On October 9th at 4:00 p.m., activists from all over the city will gather at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway NYC) to protest the emphasis on high stakes testing that is harming our children, educators, and publicContinue reading “Why We Must Win Back Public Education”

MORE Candidates of the Day: Elementary School Executive Board

MORE ELEMENTARY DIVISION CANDIDATES FOR UFT EXECUTIVE BOARD Jamie Fidler, who starred in the documentary American Teacher, has been teaching in the NYC public schools for 10 years, at PS 261 in Brooklyn for most of that time and has been an education and social activist for the past decade. “I am running with MOREContinue reading “MORE Candidates of the Day: Elementary School Executive Board”