Our Issues

As an education advocate, the UFT is involved in many of the most important debates and discussions affecting our schools and our city. Here is where we stand on some of the crucial current issues facing students, parents and educators.

Charter schools were originally conceived as innovative public schools, free from the bureaucracy of school districts and designed to nurture new effective educational models. In fact, the late UFT and AFT president Al Shanker was an early proponent of charters.

Educational equity

New York State is among the states that spend the most per pupil on education, but it ranks among the bottom five states in the nation in spending equity between the richest and poorest districts. The state also has one of the most racially segregated school systems in the country. That is why the UFT has put educational equity front and center in its advocacy work.

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