President's perspective

July 10, 2015

Supporting each other to strengthen our schools and profession

Calling this a challenging school year would be an understatement. Every educator I speak to is exhausted and more than ready for a well-earned summer break.

June 4, 2015

Our three priorities

Although the end is in sight, we still have much to do before the end of the school year and of the legislative session in Albany and the adoption of the final city budget for the next fiscal year.

May 7, 2015

Fixing federal law to solve a crisis

High-stakes testing was not part of Johnson’s vision for our schools; it was introduced by the Bush administration in 2001. And it has been a disaster.

April 2, 2015

Speaking out made a difference

Every phone call, every Facebook post, every sign you made — it all helped move the needle and educate the public on the truth behind the governor’s proposals.

March 5, 2015

People power

Our message is simple: The governor must fairly fund our city and state’s public schools. Everything else is a distraction.

February 5, 2015

Cuomo's out of touch

Governor, hundreds of teachers across the city and state have invited you to visit their classrooms to see how education works on the ground and what our kids need in order to succeed. You haven’t responded. Apparently you’re afraid of teachers.

January 8, 2015

Cut class size by closing tax loopholes

I hope that each and every one of you had a happy and restful holiday break, and I wish you all the best for the new year that is now beginning.

December 4, 2014

Time to show what we can do

Our goal is to continue to work with the mayor and chancellor to show the public — in New York and beyond — what a great school system looks like and the role that empowered teachers have in building it

November 6, 2014

New CTE graduation path a great victory

No one denies the importance of the Regents exams, but pen-and-paper exams are not the only way to measure our students’ learning, or for them to demonstrate to us their mastery of a body of knowledge.

October 2, 2014

Using your voice in the classroom

No one understands the needs of educators better than educators themselves. That’s why we fought so hard to give members a voice in their schools and in the design of their own professional learning, effectively reversing years of being shut out by the previous administration.

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