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?

December 1, 2016

The lack of curriculum

It was very disappointing to read your article about the lack of curriculum in so many schools [“Widespread lack of curriculum in core subjects,” Nov. 3].

The importance of teamwork

Regarding the story “Two of a kind” [Nov. 3] about the guidance counselor and social worker at PS 203 in Queens:

Election Day blues

After the election of Donald Trump, everything dear to us is on the line. We have political strength, but we can always be stronger. Every UFT member must contribute to COPE. If you contribute, please consider contributing an additional amount.

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