More Than a Score: Talk Back to Testing

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Why I think the UFT should REALLY fight “Advance” (Part 2): Speaking Up at the Delegate Assembly

by Megan Moskop Teacher/UFT Delegate M.S. 324- Patria Mirabal Note: I am an active UFT and MORE member because I believe that our union can be a powerful voice for the teaching profession, the quality of our education system, and ultimately the quality of our society.  Though I am critical of our current UFT leadership,Continue reading “Why I think the UFT should REALLY fight “Advance” (Part 2): Speaking Up at the Delegate Assembly”

UFT Rejects Repeal of Evaluation Scheme

UNITY DOMINATED UFT DELEGATE ASSEMBLY VOTES FOR MINOR TWEAKS IN THE TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM WHILE MORE CAUCUS CALLS FOR REPEAL OF EVALUATION LAW  By James Eterno Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School   The positions of the two main  caucuses (political parties) within the UFT on the topic of teacher evaluations emerged clear as day at Wednesday’s UFT DelegateContinue reading “UFT Rejects Repeal of Evaluation Scheme”

Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!

One exciting and quick way to support MORE’s work is by asking your school’s UFT chapter to vote on endorsing our petition for a moratorium on the new “Advance” teacher evaluation system. We’re all fed up with “Advance,” and all the teachers I’ve talked to wish the UFT was doing more to oppose this system andContinue reading “Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!”

When “Advance” Really Hit Home: The Very Human Cost of High Stakes Testing

By: Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/ UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn My students did not take the news about the Performance Assessment well. In fact, it was kind of a wrenching experience- their faces could not have been more pained if I had run over their dogs.  I told them that it wouldContinue reading “When “Advance” Really Hit Home: The Very Human Cost of High Stakes Testing”

PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING”

Support of Union Leaders is Sought in Call for Moratorium on New NYS ‘Test-Prep’ Teacher Evaluation Scheme MORE and Change the Stakes Team Up for “Win Back Wednesday” Rally at UFT Delegate Assembly, UFT Headquarters, Oct. 9  For Immediate Release NEW YORK — On October 9th at 4:00 p.m, activists from all over the cityContinue reading “PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING””

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”