Regents Grading Fiasco

NYS Regents Exam Grading: Unfair for Teachers and Students   For Immediate Release    This June marks the first attempt at centralizing the grading process for two exams; Global History and Geography and United States History and Government. Completed student exams were placed in a shipping box and sent to be scanned by McGraw-Hill. The scanned version of the examContinue reading “Regents Grading Fiasco”

Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One

Today, June 12th 2012, MORE joins with all union workers of the Municipal Labor Committee in demanding a fair contract now. We will be at the City Hall Rally supporting our brothers and sisters of all municipal unions and workers everywhere. Four years and NO CONTRACT October 2013 will mark our fourth year with noContinue reading “Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One”

The Case for MORE- How Unity has failed!

In this UFT election there is finally an ALTERNATIVE to the union leadership (UNITY) that has dominated UFT politics for decades. Finally there is an opening to begin to fight for what our students, parents, and we as teachers deserve, a union that fights for the schools our children deserve! A Unity Chapter Leader, theContinue reading “The Case for MORE- How Unity has failed!”

Reports From the Field

Many thanks to the teachers, from all across the city, who responded to our request to share their experiences with the Danielson observation process in their classrooms. The insights below paint a clear picture of a framework doesn’t fit all disciplines, is being implemented by supervisors who aren’t competent enough to do so and, by disrupting ourContinue reading “Reports From the Field”

Post-Mortem: The Non-Deal Between the UFT and DOE

The passing of the January 17 deadline for a new evaluation agreement is not an ending but a beginning. Now the DOE will work overtime to spin doctor the failure to reach an agreement on new teacher evaluations, mandated by New York State’s version of Race to the Top, as the fault of Michael MulgrewContinue reading “Post-Mortem: The Non-Deal Between the UFT and DOE”