Parents and educators are natural allies in the effort to provide the best education to our children. The UFT works closely with thousands of parents across the city to help ensure that their children and all New York City students receive a great education. The union has full-time parent liaisons who engage directly with parents in every borough. We also work with parents through our many community partners. On this website, parents will find tools and information on everything from navigating the school system to understanding the college application process. Be sure to check out our Dial-A-Teacher program, which offers free homework help, and our Scholarship Fund, which can help to offset the cost of higher education.
Parents and educators are the experts on what New York City's children need to get a great education. That's why the UFT has worked hard over the years to ensure that parents have a voice at their child's school and in the school system.
This section explains the key people and organizations at your child's school that can help you to resolve issues and become involved in school-level decision-making.
Parents should have a voice throughout the school system. This section gives you tips for understanding and influencing the system beyond your child's school.