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Op-Eds | March 23, 2017

Even as they are pleading poverty to the Legislature in Albany, charter schools across New York State are sitting on nearly half a billion dollars in cash and unrestricted assets.

Op-Eds | March 22, 2017

Across the nation, after-school programs are making a difference; here’s why. Before Trump administration bureaucrats start making value judgments about education programs, they should at least have the courtesy to learn more about them.

News | March 21, 2017

New teacher sessions have expanded to the UFT's borough offices. The UFT Member Assistance Program, in collaboration with the experts at the UFT Teacher Center, are here to help you get oriented, find your way and accumulate the teaching and learning credits you need for your career!

Testimony | March 20, 2017

UFT Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the FY2018 education expense plan.

News | March 20, 2017


Our neighborhood public schools will lose crucial funding if state Senate Republicans let the Millionaire's Tax expire. Why are NY State Senate Republicans prioritizing a small group of wealthy people over the needs of thousands of working families?

Op-Eds | March 13, 2017

New York cannot afford for its charters to remain a parallel system that takes public tax dollars yet remains resistant to public disclosure or accountability that would force them to serve all kids.

News | March 13, 2017

Some events scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 have been canceled due to the snowstorm.

Testimony | March 8, 2017

The UFT testified before the New York City Council Committees on Finance and Education regarding the FY2018 education capital plan.

Op-Eds | March 7, 2017

Any fourth-grade student understands the basic fairness principle: You don’t take more from people who have less. Yet that fourth grader’s teacher can pay a higher tax rate on her salary than a Wall Street billionaire pays on his million-dollar hedge fund deals. How is that fair?

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