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No politics in class

Keep political opinions out of the schools.

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The lifeblood of democracy

Perhaps a course in propaganda should be a new requirement.


We must vote our interests

Many don’t realize it, but the most important story in the April 22 edition was headlined “Chicago teachers’ broad bargaining rights restored.”

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Back to school

Parents should have a choice between remote and in-person learning.

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Beat the Mets

I urge all to boycott the Mets — this despite my having been a fan of the team for nearly 60 years. The new owner, Steve Cohen, has slapped all the fans — and particularly teachers — in the face by bringing Chris Christie onto the Mets’ board of directors.

Doesn't like 'pork'

"At a retiree chapter meeting, I heard support for the $2.75 billion “pork” that was allotted to the private schools by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer. This addition to the stimulus bill is wrong for the following reasons."

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Deficit spending will bankrupt our nation

"In response to Larry Hoffner’s “School funding” letter [Feb. 18]: I agree that we should cut back on part of our military budget. It’s been a waste to have U.S. troops fighting skirmishes overseas for the past 20 years."

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Hail to the UFT's founding

"As the UFT reaches 61 years of age, I thank you for my 40 years in a professional teaching career with amazing benefits and the additional 17 and counting years of protected retirement."

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Changing pandemic protocol

The reality is that no one is abandoning any safety protocols with the new guidelines. Safety is still a top priority, but as the science evolves, we also have to evolve.

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UFT vaccine program

The union’s scheduling my vaccine appointments allowed me to get my vaccines when the city scheduling did not.