Urgent Help Needed for This Year’s Opt Out Campaign

Dear NYC Opt Out allies, We signed petitions. Wrote letters. Got on the bus to Albany. All to no avail. Boycott/refusal/opt out—however you phrase it—remains the ONLY tactic that we have to force change so that ALL our children have the enriching, citizen-building public education they deserve. The 2018 NYS ELA test is less than 4Continue reading “Urgent Help Needed for This Year’s Opt Out Campaign”

Is Danielson Making You Sick?

by Alexandra Alves, Chapter Leader, PS 2M [To speak up about evaluation demands in our upcoming contract, please join MORE at our contract forum on Wednesday, March 14th, 4:30-6:30pm @ CUNY Graduate Center. RSVP / Details here] Do you dread the Danielson based drive-by observation and the inevitable feedback session and rating, which happens not onlyContinue reading “Is Danielson Making You Sick?”

OPEN LETTER TO CHANCELLOR TISCH

Dear Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents: We are a group of education leaders from across the state that have shared concerns with the direction of education policy in this state and how it ultimately affects our students. On December 18th, 2014, the Governor’s office submitted an open letter toContinue reading “OPEN LETTER TO CHANCELLOR TISCH”

MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor

The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE-UFT) voted unanimously at our last General Body meeting to propose that the United Federation of Teachers, instead of sitting out this gubernatorial race, endorse the pro-public education platform presented by Howie Hawkins for Governor and Brian Jones for Lieutenant Governor. MORE prepared to present a resolution atContinue reading “MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor”

Take Back OUR Schools NYC Metro March & Rally Video

Watch the video for a sneak peek of the rally and march in front of NYC City Hall to defend public education from destructive, profit-driven corporate “reform”. Endorsed by 30+ parent, teacher, and student groups, including MORE. Featuring some great speakers, including a message from Diane Ravitch!

Support MORE at the NYSUT RA!

Today, our six MORE candidates for NYSUT Board of Directors will contend for votes at the the NYSUT Representative Assembly.  They are Julie Cavanagh, Lauren Cohen, James Eterno, Jia Lee, Francesco Portelos, and Mike Schirtzer We are also supporting Arthur Goldstein for Executive Vice President and Beth Dimino for At Large Director. New, Positive & Independent Leadership for NYSUT A StrongContinue reading “Support MORE at the NYSUT RA!”

Taking Back OUR Schools March and Rally

Calling all NYC Metro community activists (“voices of resistance”), families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, and faith leaders… This rally and march is part of the national Testing Resistance & Reform Spring campaign. We aim to support the efforts of parents, teachers and community members to haveContinue reading “Taking Back OUR Schools March and Rally”