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 4 […]
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 Strong […]
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.
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 in […]
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 Mulgrew […]
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 that […]
A big shout-out to the Port Jefferson Teachers Association for their piece on our work in NYC. http://thepjsta.org/2014/01/30/uft-series-post-4-do-you-want-more-from-your-union/ Also, check out PJSTA president Beth Dimino take on State Ed. Commissioner John King.
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 capacity […]