Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013

Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from my school, 2011-2013 By Kit Wainer Retiree, former UFT chapter leader, Leon M. Goldstein High School I was the UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School for 21 years. During most of those years my school faced severe budget crises. Although trying to get the UFTContinue reading “Organizing against school budget cuts: Experiences from 2011-2013”

“Davonte’s Inferno” Reading to Benefit MORE

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 6:30-8:30 P.M. Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E. Third St. New York, New York $10 at the door, proceeds to benefit MORE

A Call For Fair Discipline: MORE Supports Christine Rubino

We have, in the past, noted how New York City has moved to fired almost five times the amount of teachers that the rest of New York State has combined. In addition, we have highlighted how the city has spent the majority of $32.8 million (of state money)  on hearing officer fees alone to do so. ForContinue reading “A Call For Fair Discipline: MORE Supports Christine Rubino”

Budget Analysis: The Shocking Amount of Money New York City Has Spent to Fire Our Colleagues

 In November of 2007, the Department of Education formed a new group, the Teacher Performance Unit (TPU); a team of five lawyers and consultants who were tasked with the job removing teachers that the department identified as ‘bad’. At that time, Dan Wesier, the chief labor relations officer for the DOE was quoted as saying that the TPU would “…ensure we have the capacityContinue reading “Budget Analysis: The Shocking Amount of Money New York City Has Spent to Fire Our Colleagues”