Testimony

This section archives the various testimonies and speeches given by UFT officers and staff members on behalf of the union and city schools.

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell testified before the New York City Council Committee on Finance regarding the fiscal year 2016 budet.

UFT Vice President for Education Evelyn DeJesus testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding the FY 2016 preliminary budget, mayor’s FY ’15 preliminary management report and agency oversight hearings.

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding Gov. Cuomo's proposal to implement state takeovers of public schools.

UFT Director of Child Care Policy Jeremy Hoffman testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, Committee on Women’s Issues and the Committee on Juvenile Justice regarding the FY 2016 preliminary budget relating to the Administration for Children's Services.

The UFT submitted testimony to the City Council Committee on Education regarding overcrowding in NYC public schools and Res. No. 563.

UFT Vice President for Education Evelyn DeJesus testified before the New York City Council Education Committee regarding ensuring English Language Learners receive appropriate educational services.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Committees on Education and Finance regarding Gov. Cuomo's FY 2015-16 executive budget proposal.

Jeffrey Hoffman, the director of child care policy at the UFT, testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare regarding the oversight of EarlyLearnNYC, the city's contracted child care system.

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding diversity in New York City schools and proposed Int. No. 511-A-2014, Resolution 453-2014 and Resolution 442-2014.

Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education and Sub-Committee on Non-Public Schools about the Int. 0435 bill mandating special education services reporting.

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