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President's Perspective

A time for change

We’ve got plenty to be angry about. Our challenge is to harness our anger and channel it in a productive direction as we fight for the changes we need.

The time is now for pre-K

We have always believed in the importance of quality early childhood education for all our children, but achieving it has not been politically feasible in the past. With our new mayor making pre-K his signature education initiative, the stars are aligning to get it done.

Michael Mulgrew

An opportunity to reverse the damage

It will take years, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels. There are tremendous forces gathering to oppose us and our new mayor.

The end of an error

Bloomberg-style “drill-and-kill” standardized test prep has sadly become the norm for our students, and attaching high stakes to the tests has all but forced real teaching and learning out of our classrooms.

Why we need a moratorium

Our students and members should not be harmed by the botched implementation of the Common Core. That is what our call for a moratorium on high-stakes consequences is all about.

Eval system has problems and potential

It is in a way pretty simple: If we are going to be evaluated on our teaching, then we are entitled to get what we need to teach.

Mayor’s budget credibility problem

We’re all coming together — members of all the unions in the Municipal Labor Committee — for a rally on June 12 outside City Hall to tell the mayor enough is enough.