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Comments | September 8, 2016 >>

What is the solution to the very real problem presented to teachers when there are disruptive students who consistently deprive other students of educational opportunities?

Comments | September 8, 2016 >>

For four decades, my kindergarten and 1st-grade students have gone each week to construction sites to observe and to meet workers and learn about their jobs.

Comments | September 8, 2016 >>

Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, has advocated an educational proposal that would radically transform the way we educate students and the economics of education: “All outstanding student loan debt should be forgiven.

Comments | July 7, 2016 >>

The Community Learning Schools Initiative is making an incredible impact in the lives of my students and in my community every day.

Comments | July 7, 2016 >>

Glad to see Trout in the Classroom [“Tank goodness,” June 2] still going strong.

Comments | July 7, 2016 >>

On June 6 (D-Day), I read the sad New York Teacher article “Looking at losing our heartbeat” by Suzanne Popadin.

Comments | June 2, 2016 >>

Removing barriers between policy and practice” [VPerspective, May 5] by Evelyn DeJesus, the UFT vice president for education, brought tears to my eyes.

Comments | June 2, 2016 >>

The question posed in your recent editorial “Gun fight” [May 5, 2016] is whether allowing educators to bring firearms to K–12 schools in New York would protect students against gun violence.

Comments | May 5, 2016 >>

National Teacher Day, which honors teachers and recognizes the contribution they have made, is celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week of May in the United States.

Comments | May 5, 2016 >>

I am still struggling in my fourth year and I graduated from a top-notch teacher training program. 

Comments | May 5, 2016 >>

Rhonda Rosenberg’s Research Shows column [“Einstein’s struggles motivate students,” April 7] has revealed what I have observed for many years now, teaching the same population and most of the time 7th- and 8th-grade students with disabilities. 

Comments | April 7, 2016 >>

Educators throughout the country in all disciplines must be alarmed at the dysfunction of our current political discourse where theatrics, contempt and anger have replaced reason and civility.

Comments | April 7, 2016 >>

After reading the story “Collaborative model shows promise” [March 3], I wonder if the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher has a partnership with one teacher/one class for the whole year.

Comments | April 7, 2016 >>

Congratulations on the March 3 issue featuring the voices of our members. A great idea!

Comments | April 7, 2016 >>

An amazing teacher you are, Ms. Steinweiss.

Comments | March 3, 2016 >>

I am a retired New York City teacher and feel I owe my comfortable and happy life to the UFT.

Comments | March 3, 2016 >>

The following letter was published in The Chief:

Comments | March 3, 2016 >>

In prekindergarten and kindergarten, children are still all over the map in learning social skills and self-regulation [“Repairing the Common Core,” Feb. 4].

Comments | March 3, 2016 >>
Comments | February 4, 2016 >>

Those who are planning the changes to ELL instruction have no idea of the needs of the English language learners [“Devil in the details,” Jan.7].

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