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Whether it’s opposing budget cuts or school closings, working with community partners or organizing to make sure special ed students get the services they’re entitled to, the union is fighting for our children, our schools and our members. Find out here about the current campaigns and initiatives in which we are involved.
Governor Cuomo has said he intends to break the "public school monopoly" and he believes the way to do that is to get tough on teachers, give free reign to charter schools and turn our teacher evaluation system into a "gotcha" system. Now he's going to use the state budget process, which puts governors in the driver's seat, to try to ram through his anti-teacher agenda. But Gov. Cuomo has almost never stepped foot in a New York City public school classroom. We are proud public school educators. Let's invite him in!
Governor Cuomo is using every bit of leverage he has to try to ram through his agenda. He has tied $1.1 billion in additional state education aid to the passage of his "reform" proposals in the state budget: individual merit pay, more charter schools, punishing struggling schools, and making teacher evaluation hinge on state test scores. Join this fight to tell Gov. Cuomo what #AllKidsNeed.
A coalition of grassroots parent, community and education advocacy groups and education unions have launched a petition drive that calls on Governor Cuomo and state legislators to increase school funding, protect public schools and stop subsidies for privatization.
The UFT Disaster Relief Fund has helped members who have been personally affected by disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and has contributed to the relief effort in places that have been afflicted by natural disasters, including Haiti and the Philippines. Please consider making a donation.
We want to make sure that students with IEPs are not just getting the services they are mandated to get, but actually getting the support they need to succeed.