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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.
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.
Testimony regarding the 2012-13 preliminary education expense budget
March 27, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education.
Testimony regarding the preliminary Capital Plan
March 26, 2012
Richard Farkas, vice president for junior high and intermediate schools, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education.
Testimony regarding Medicaid claims for special education services by the Department of Education
March 1, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance on the DOE's failure to claim hundreds of millions in federal dollars for special education services.
Testimony on the proposed executive budget
January 23, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Committees On Education and Finance.
The preparation of public school students for college
January 19, 2012
UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Higher Education regarding the preparation of public school students for college.