March 2, 2017

Transgender article

Our transgender teachers need more visibility and the article, “Transgender educators seek respect, fairness for everyone,” provides some much-needed awareness of the experiences of our transgender teachers.

Heavens to Betsy

DeVos’ track record of meddling in Michigan schools is abysmal.

March 1, 2017

Vouchers aren’t ‘cool’

Private school voucher programs do take money away from public schools.

February 2, 2017

Our dire circumstances

“What Lies Ahead in 2017” [Jan. 5 cover] underestimates the dire circumstances that a Trump presidency poses for teachers, workers and many other Americans.

Thanks, I needed that

I read President Mulgrew’s column “Our strength in challenging times” [Dec. 1] and was so moved.

Weighing in on DeVos from across the country

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, didn’t even know that IDEA is federal legislation during the Senate confirmation hearing.

January 5, 2017

Union proud

Thanks to the UFT, I have a decent pension, TDA benefits and medical coverage that give me a comfortable retirement and the financial ability to help my kids and grandkids, too!

Readin’ and writin’

In response to the Learning Curve column “Aiming for ‘Universal’ success in reading” [Dec. 1], I agree coaches are very valuable; yet in addition, let’s get “real” RTI and academic intervention specialists working directly with students.

Twitter president

While supporters of public education are justifiably concerned with the selection of Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education because of her advocacy for charter schools and vouchers, the real impediment to providing a quality education for all just might be Trump’s tendency to use Twitter posts to articulate positions and to address perceived injustices.

Wrong choice for education secretary

Is it just me, or does Betsy DeVos make Cathie Black look like Diane Ravitch?

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