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Press releases | March 29, 2015 >>

"The hedge-fund billionaires and Governor Cuomo haven't gotten their way," said UFT President Michael Mulgrew in response to the announcement of a new state budget late on March 29.

Testimony | March 25, 2015 >>

UFT Vice President for Education Evelyn DeJesus testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the FY 2016 preliminary budget, mayor’s FY ’15 preliminary management report and agency oversight hearings.

Testimony | March 19, 2015 >>

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding Gov. Cuomo's proposal to implement state takeovers of public schools.

Op-Eds | March 18, 2015 >>

The keys to better schools are active and involved parents, well-trained and supported teachers, and focusing social and medical services in school buildings as in our community schools program.

Testimony | March 17, 2015 >>

UFT Director of Child Care Policy Jeremy Hoffman testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, Committee on Women’s Issues and the Committee on Juvenile Justice regarding the FY 2016 preliminary budget relating to the Administration for Children's Services.

News | March 12, 2015 >>

Protests against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s harmful public education agenda peaked in New York City on March 12, when parents, their children and educators joined hands to form a human chain around their buildings before or after classes as if to protect them from the governor’s proposals.

News stories | March 5, 2015 >>

Charter schools do not educate their fair share of high-needs students and that must change before Gov. Cuomo pushes through any increase in the number of charters operating in the city, UFT President Michael Mulgrew told a crowded press conference on Jan. 29.

News stories | March 5, 2015 >>

Through new media such as Twitter and Facebook to more traditional forms of protest, members and allies are getting out the word that the governor’s proposals would harm children, damage schools and threaten the future of public education.


News stories | March 5, 2015 >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio, unveiling his $77.7 billion preliminary budget on Feb. 9, called on New York State to honor the Campaign for Fiscal Equity settlement and give the money it promised to city schools now that the economy is back on track.


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