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 only […]

Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political

Looking through the UFT’s guide to the new NYC teacher evaluation system, I find myself wondering how it’s being read by educators coming from schools that vary widely in terms of educator autonomy, pedagogical philosophy and levels of trust between administration and staff. We are being told that our evaluation system will require our full […]

An Open Letter to NY Parents and Educators

To the Public School Families and Educators of New York- I would like to thank the many of you who have gone way out of their way to stand up for our schools, for their children’s educators, and for public education in New York. Governor Cuomo’s attacks have galvanized parents , students, and educators across […]

The MORE FOUR: Our Democratically Determined Contract Demands

-This list of the main improvements we would like to see in the 2014 NYC teachers’ contract was developed based on democratic discussion and a vote at the 1/18/2014 meeting of the Movement of Rank and File Educators. Join us to continue the discussion! 1. Improved Learning and Working Conditions: Our schools should have lower class sizes, […]

City Workers From Across Unions Met and Mobilized Around Campaign for Fair Pay

NEW YORK: Over 75 rank and file union members gathered on Thursday (3/7/2014) night to mobilize against Those rank and file workers have already garnered over 1,000 signatures on a letter demanding that union leaders prioritize retroactive pay.  Furthermore, they urge Mayor de Blasio to stay true to his campaign promise of “ending the tale […]

The Contract NYC Educators Deserve

This is our list of demands that the UFT ought to be mobilizing the rank and file to fight for: Please find the flier for distribution here and an explanation of the process for ratifying a new contract here Improve Our Students’ Learning Conditions: Funding must be made available for Creative Arts (Music, Art, Drama, […]

General Meeting Sat. 1/18

Saturday, January 18th 2014 12:00-3:00pm  Facebook link here If want to know more about how Movement of Rank and File Educators is mobilizing: FOR a fair contract and a genuine voice for working educators within the UFT AGAINST the deliberate undermining of public education and over-testing of our students, then this is your meeting. Open meeting-all are […]