November 1, 2018

Words matter

As educators, we are more than aware of the impact words have on how we see things and how we frame our responses to things culturally (e.g., a particular racial term).

Hot, hot, hot!

Regarding the story “Temperatures rising” [Oct. 4] — in September my class was so hot and humid my eyeglasses fogged up!

October 4, 2018

UFT too close to Democrats

As a longtime UFT member and now a retiree, I have seen the UFT accomplish much good over the years.

Time to rethink elementary school rubrics

From my experience, I don’t believe the use of rubrics has been all that helpful on the elementary school level.

Be the change
I urge people to take their right to vote very seriously during these extremely important midterm elections.
Teaching in a toxic climate

The president of the United States recently suggested that there might be violence if Democrats were voted into office.

September 6, 2018

Our members ‘suited’ to teach all students

Since when does a “coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian schools” get to decide how their share of $74 million in federal funding is spent providing educational services for their students [“Holy schools’ UFT ‘purge’ suspicious,” July 4]?

Opposing viewpoints

When a new presidential rule stated that tuning the TV to Fox News would be standard operating procedure aboard Air Force One, I couldn’t help but wonder what type of education Donald Trump received.


Regarding “A look back and a farewell” [July 5]: The Speech Improvement Chapter was well-established before 1991.

Specialized admissions

The gross underrepresentation of the black and Hispanic students in the elite high schools is the direct result of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s utter failure to provide equal opportunity for success for all students, regardless of race or culture, from the time they enter school in pre-K to the time they leave school after the 8th grade. 

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