Testimony & Speeches

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

Vice President for Non-Department of Education Members Anne Goldman testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare and Committee on Women’s Issues regarding the Administration for Children's Services fiscal year 2014-15 budget.

The UFT submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the 2014-15 education expense budget.

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the 2014-15 education capital budget.

UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education on the treatment of LGBT students, families and staff in the New York City public school system.

UFT Vice President for Elementary Education Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education and Committee on Women's Issues to endorse New York City Council Resolution No. 2.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Committees on Education and Finance about the governor's proposed executive budget.

Richard Mantell, the UFT vice president for junior high and intermediate schools, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education about the impact of standardized testing on students.

Vice President for Education Catalina Fortino testified before the New York State Assembly Committee on Education about the New York State Education Department’s plans to transfer all of the student information collected by the New York City Department of Education and school systems across the state to InBloom, Inc.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education about the rollout of the Common Core Learning Standards.

Director of Child Care Policy Jeremy A. Hoffman testified before the City Council Committees on General Welfare and Women's Issues about the implementation of Early Learn NYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s redesign of the city’s contracted subsidized child care and early childhood education system.

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