Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 elections

Why are you running in the 2019 UFT elections? I am running because UFT members deserve a union led by ourselves, a union responsive to the needs of membership, especially young untenured teachers. Why are the 2019 UFT elections important? UFT members deserve a union run for us, by us, not by bureaucrats. NYC parents, […]

How to get involved with MORE’s Fall Campaigns!

MORE is moving forward on our priorities and campaigns for the fall.  We need YOU to get involved and help us campaign around tenure, charter schools, high-stakes testing, chapter leader elections, local UFT member support, diversity petition and MORE! Ways to get involved – email us at MORE@morecaucusnyc.org or call at (347) 766-7319 to join any […]

Distribute MORE’s Latest Newsletter!

Check out this year’s first edition of our newsletter, MORE Issues! This issue focuses on the attack on teacher tenure, the launching of the teacher diversity petition, and plight of discontinued teachers.  Contributions from chapter leaders Jia Lee and Patrick Walsh, student Primi Akhtar, and parent Karen Sprowal. MORE Issues – Vol 2, Issue 1 – Fall […]

On Having A Tumor Without Tenure

So it’s June 20th (“Regents’ Week” in New York high schools) and I’m having coffee with the most wonderfully kind teacher of my school. We’re in his classroom, talking about our wives, when he starts giving me some awesome advice about marriage. He has this beautiful baritone voice and speaks in this fabulously slow, deliberate […]

Teacher Tenure Is Good For Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2014 Press Contacts: Jia Lee, Elementary School teacher and Public School parent Mike Schirtzer, Social Studies High School teacher Media@morecaucusnyc.org Teachers, Parents and Students Stand Strong for Tenure Due Process Protects Teachers who Protect their Students   Tenure gives teachers the right to stand up for their students’ best interests, […]

In Support of Tenure

The attacks on tenure today have nothing to do with improving teaching and learning. They are designed to undermine teachers’ unions with the goal of silencing educators’ voices.  We firmly believe that in order for public education to succeed, teachers must have tenure, a protection that allows educators to stand with parents, for children.   […]

DA Report: Tenure, Contract, and More Interruptions

by James Eterno, Chapter Leader, Jamaica High School [The following is a compilation of two different reports, originally posted at the ICE blog, about Wednesday’s DA] President’s Report California President Michael Mulgrew opened the June Delegate Assembly by talking about California.  He said the decision of the judge to get rid of tenure and seniority […]