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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.
Testimony on the proposed executive budget
January 29, 2013
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Committees On Education and Finance.
Testimony on the Department of Education's Children First Networks
October 25, 2012
UFT President Michael Muglrew testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education.
Testimony on education reform
October 16, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New New York Education Reform Commission.
Testimony on immigrant students and English language learners (ELLs)
September 27, 2012
Catalina Fortino, UFT vice president for education, testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Immigration.
Testimony on special education reform
June 12, 2012
Carmen Alvarez, UFT vice president for Special Education, testified before the New York City Council Education Committee.
Class size and temporary classroom units
May 14, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew submitted testimony to the Report and Advisory Board Review Commission of the New York City Council.
Testimony on informal family child care
May 3, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Children and Families; Oversight, Analysis and Investigation; Social Services; and the Assembly Taskforce on Women's Issues.
Testimony regarding mental health services in New York City public schools
May 1, 2012
Lila Ezra, UFT Director of Clinical Counseling and Victim Support, testified on mental health services before the New York City Council Committees on Education & Mental Health
Testimony regarding co-locations in New York City public schools
April 19, 2012
UFT Vice President Leo Casey testified on co-locations before the New York City Council Committee on Education.
Testimony regarding proposed cuts to child care funding
March 29, 2012
Tammie Miller, chair of the UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter, testified before the New York City Council General Welfare Committee.