Welcome to On the Record with Michael Mulgrew, a podcast series featuring UFT President Michael Mulgrew discussing the issues of the day with special guests. Topics include the UFT’s Student Debt Relief Program, the Bronx Collaborative Schools Plan, paid parental leave and teacher evaluation.
The latest episode of the UFT podcast “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew” focuses on the successful community campaign to stop the city Department of Education from shoehorning Success Academy charter schools inside two public school buildings in southeast Queens. Mulgrew and Queens parent activist Adriana Alicea discuss how educators, parents and community members banded together to block the co-locations by spotlighting the harm to public school students and what the next battle will be.
The latest episode of the UFT podcast “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew” focuses on the city Department of Education’s foot-dragging on the new state law requiring New York City to lower class sizes in its public schools. Mulgrew and education activist Leonie Haimson discuss how educators, parents and community groups need to push the DOE to implement the new law. The clock is ticking for the DOE to plan for September 2023, when the first 20% of New York City public school classrooms must meet the new class-size caps.
The most recent episode of the UFT’s On the Record with Michael Mulgrew delves into two thorny issues for NYC public school educators: the DOE’s high school admission process and its byzantine process for determining school budgets. Episode 3 also includes highlights from the Nov. 8 elections and some memorable moments from Teacher Union Day on Nov. 6.
The UFT podcast “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" tackles two key issues for UFT members: the DOE-UFT contract and health care. Episode 2 opens with a briefing on efforts by the UFT and the other municipal unions to preserve premium-free health care for their members. And then two UFT officers who attended the union’s first bargaining session with the city and the DOE walk us through what to expect as contract talks get underway.
The UFT podcast “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" starts its fourth season with a deep dive into the new class size law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. UFT President Michael Mulgrew is joined by state Sen. John Liu, a major force in getting the law passed. And we will meet the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year Billy Green, an innovative chemistry teacher from East Harlem.
The UFT is restarting its podcast, "On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" on Sept. 22. We'll be talking about the new small class size law, the on-going fight against school budget cuts and stories about the great work UFT members are doing. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.