UFT members hope Bill de Blasio lives up to his campaign promises on education and sets a different tone at City Hall, especially with regard to how children and educators are treated.
The popular myth is that New York City has fully come back from the 2007–08 recession. But the reality is that only the very rich have come roaring back. The rest of us, the 99 percent who are the middle or lower income, actually lost ground. Here is how the “recovery” shaped up between 2008 and 2012.