Editorials

Editorials | June 26, 2014 >>

School’s out. But we know that many UFT members have busy summers ahead.

Editorials | June 26, 2014 >>

Over the last 15 years, as the number of charter schools around the country has multiplied, the movement has increasingly become dominated by charter school networks such as Success Academy and Uncommon Schools as opposed to independent or community-based charter schools.

Editorials | June 5, 2014 >>

We take for granted that nurses and other health care workers routinely lift patients. They move patients from beds to wheelchairs, from stationary beds to wheeled hospital gurneys, from lying prone on a bed to sitting up.

Editorials | June 5, 2014 >>

New Orleans' Recovery School District has just closed its last five public schools, making it the nation's first all-charter district. The city shows that unfettered growth of charter schools can lead to unequal acess and a loss of public oversight.

Editorials | May 15, 2014 >>

Many of us were haunted last fall by the story of Dasani — one of the 22,000 children living in homeless shelters in New York City, and a student at the McKinney Secondary School of the Arts in Brooklyn. The New York Times followed her and her family through bureaucratic indignities, the insecurity of shelters and temporary apartments, and other false starts. Her school was her anchor.

Editorials | May 15, 2014 >>
The proposed contract reflects the importance of having a negotiating partner in City Hall who understands and respects the work that UFT members do, both in and out of the classroom. It’s a striking difference from the modus operandi of the previous administration.
Editorials | April 17, 2014 >>

Not too long ago, history teachers could tell students that plutocracy, in which a society is ruled by a small number of the wealthiest citizens, existed in the past or elsewhere in the world, not in the United States today.

Editorials | April 17, 2014 >>
Editorials | March 27, 2014 >>

A new proposal making its way through the state Legislature is a thinly veiled voucher program that would use taxpayer money to fund religious and other private schools in New York City and across the state.

Editorials | March 27, 2014 >>

Eva's double standard: Eva Moskowitz has a double standard. She claims her schools are public charters and so deserve rent-free public space. But she refuses to allow the state comptroller to audit her schools.

Hurt schools, help rich people: A proposal making its way through the state Legislature is a thinly veiled voucher program that would use taxpayer money to fund religious and other private schools.

Editorials | March 6, 2014 >>

We know that physical education can help to combat childhood obesity, improve students’ health and build good exercise habits. But research is now making it clear that gym class can also boost children’s academic achievement.

Editorials | March 6, 2014 >>

Would you want a doctor who had completed one year of medical school instead of four? A lawyer who had finished only one semester of law school?

Editorials | February 6, 2014 >>

You know how college costs today seem nearly out of reach for all but the most affluent families? How so many families now are under financial stress and struggling to pay their bills, despite holding down jobs and working hard? How housing prices in New York City keep climbing faster than wages, forcing more families to move farther out or to the suburbs? That is income inequality at work.

Editorials | February 6, 2014 >>

More than 1,800 UFT members were poised to strike recently. But the nurses with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York averted a strike and won an agreement that preserves their pensions and healthcare and gives them a raise. They won by standing in solidarity as a union. 
 


Editorials | January 16, 2014 >>

Newly appointed Chancellor Carmen Fariña told Department of Education staff during her first day on the job that we need to put joy back in the school system.

Editorials | January 16, 2014 >>

New York City is under a microscope. With the city having elected its first progressive mayor in a generation, observers from both sides of the political spectrum are watching to see how Mayor de Blasio fares in implementing his vision.

Editorials | December 19, 2013 >>

A new law in Illinois that cuts the pensions of teachers and other public employees amounts to a theft of these workers’ deferred compensation.

Editorials | December 19, 2013 >>

Nelson Mandela knew the power of collective action and used it to help free South Africa from the chains of apartheid. 
 
Illinois has approved cuts to public pensions that could pose a threat in other states with underfunded pension plans.

Editorials | November 14, 2013 >>

You would think that if Success Academy Charter Schools can pay Eva Moskowitz a salary of $475,244, they could also afford to pay rent for their space in public school buildings.

Editorials | November 14, 2013 >>

Pat yourselves on the back, UFT members. There is reason for pride and celebration. On Nov. 5, the people were heard. We have a new mayor, comptroller, public advocate and many new City Council members who support our schools and respect UFT members.

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