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 and […]

Open Letter to Bill de Blasio

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn, NY Congratulations, Mr. Mayor Elect, no matter one’s politics there is universal agreement that twelve years of rule is enough, it’s time for a new day. I’m sure you have already heard from the so called education experts on how to best “fix” our […]

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 city […]

Power and Victory in Our Caucus

by: Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate (Leon M. Goldstein H.S.) 2013 MORE/UFT Vice Presidential Candidate “The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory.” -Jonathan Kozol This quote by the great writer and public […]

Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout

By Kit Wainer- Teacher & UFT Chapter Leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate 2013 MORE UFT Executive Board Candidate The results of the 2013 UFT election revealed a startling fact: Just 18% of eligible active employees (20,728 of 115,050)  decided to vote.  On June 19th the UFT Delegate Assembly […]

All Out To Fair Contract For NYC Workers Rally 6/12

WE MAKE THE CITY RUN! ARE WE FED UP YET? There is not one unionized city worker working with a contract right now. Over 300,000 workers in 152 bargaining units have been working without contracts for four, even five years. Now city leaders threaten us with more years of wage freezes and loss of benefits. […]