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”

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!”

NYSUT Candidates and MORE allies: Arthur Goldstein and Beth Dimino

Arthur Goldstein is a UFT Chapter Leader of Francis Lewis High School in Queens and is running for Executive Vice President of NYSUT, with MORE’s support. Beth Dimino is the president of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association and is running for NYSUT Board of Directors, also endorsed by MORE.  

Open Letter to Iannuzzi and Mulgrew on NYSUT Elections

IANNUZZI ANSWERS MORE-GOLDSTEIN-DIMINO CALL FOR NYSUT DEBATE; MULGEW IS SILENT Commentary by James Eterno Jamaica High School Chapter Leader/ 2010 ICE/TJC UFT Presidential Candidate   The email below was sent to NYSUT President and Stronger Together leader Dick Iannuzzi, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Revive NYSUT from several of the candidates running for office inContinue reading “Open Letter to Iannuzzi and Mulgrew on NYSUT Elections”

MORE Challenges Unity In NYSUT Elections

MORE CAUCUS OF UFT TO CHALLENGE CURRENT UFT LEADERSHIP IN STATEWIDE UNION ELECTIONS RANK AND FILE EDUCATORS WILL BRING REAL CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE TO UNION POSITIONS New York – The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE), the Social Justice Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), best known for opposing UFT’s President Michael MulgrewContinue reading “MORE Challenges Unity In NYSUT Elections”

MORE Takes a Stand in the NYSUT Elections

In April, the New York State Teachers Union (NYSUT-the state association of teachers unions that the UFT is part of) will be having elections. Since UFT/Unity has a great deal of power in NYSUT, MORE was asked by statewide activists in the Port Jefferson Teachers Association to get involved. We are excited to announce thatContinue reading “MORE Takes a Stand in the NYSUT Elections”

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”