If teaching during the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that reducing class size is integral to keeping education sustainable for us and our students. We have always known that reducing class size is fundamental to student achievement and equitable schools, but now it has also become an issue of public health. The City Council at last is considering a proposed landmark bill that would reduce classroom occupancy limits — and achieve smaller class sizes in every school in the years to come. On this special edition of "On The Record With Michael Mulgrew," we share highlights from the UFT's Class Size Forum on Nov. 15, 2021.
In this episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew outlines the union's five-point plan to use more than $1 billion in new federal COVID-19 relief funds to help New York City public school students overcome the pandemic’s impact on their academic and social-emotional health. Mulgrew is joined by three city educators.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joins UFT President Michael Mulgrew at a recent UFT virtual Town Hall to talk about the new administration, flipping the U.S. Senate and how to leverage this change to provide public schools the resources they need to deal with the trauma of the pandemic.
In the latest episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins UFT Vice President for Education Mary Vaccaro and Manhattan high school teacher Dominique Cistac to talk about the challenges of remote learning. This is part of an ongoing conversation about how to improve remote learning for both students and educators.
In this episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins AFT President Randi Weingarten and UFT Retired Teachers Chapter Leader Tom Murphy to discuss the role public school educators are playing in this year’s elections and how educators are sick of lip service and are demanding that their elected leaders support public education and respect the work they do.