MORE in the NYTimes: Parents Value School, But Society Doesn’t

MORE Member Brian Jones speaks out on behalf of parents and students, echoing MORE’s call for a socially just system in which all students have “the kind of humane, relaxed, resource-rich, joyful learning environments that wealthy children already enjoy.” Brian has taught in New York City public schools for nine years and is now pursuing aContinue reading “MORE in the NYTimes: Parents Value School, But Society Doesn’t”

Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)

by Megan Moskop Teacher/UFT Delegate M.S. 324 Patria Mirabal, Washington Heights On Wednesday, November 20th, the MORE caucus brought our Resolution for an End to the New Evaluation System (Advance) to the UFT’s Delegate Assembly. I came to the meeting prepared to present our resolution and ask that it be placed on the agenda forContinue reading “Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)”

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!”

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””

“Advance”: Teacher Evaluation and Parent/Teacher Solidarity in the Age of the High-Stakes Test

By Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher & UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Parents and teachers are often set against each other by politicians engaging in demagoguery and cynical “divide and conquer” tactics, but the truth is that our interests and passions are far more similar than they are different. What it boils downContinue reading ““Advance”: Teacher Evaluation and Parent/Teacher Solidarity in the Age of the High-Stakes Test”

Join MORE at the August 24 March on Washington, DC

On Saturday, thousands of people from across the country will gather in Washington, DC for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. As we wrote earlier: “Unfortunately, this march is not just a matter of nostalgia. Today, the gains of the Civil Rights Movement are very much under attack, as educators know all tooContinue reading “Join MORE at the August 24 March on Washington, DC”