Skip to main content
Full Menu

Press Releases

UFT supports NAACP's call for charter school moratorium

The UFT issued a statement in strong support of the NAACP's call for a moratorium of charter schools at its national convention on Oct. 15.

UFT launches new TV ad campaign highlighting dedication of teachers

The UFT launched on Sept. 23 a new television ad campaign highlighting the passion and dedication of New York City public school teachers.

UFT's Community Learning Schools are moving in the right direction

The UFT began its Community Learning Schools Initiative in 2012 as a way to help schools overcome the academic, social and emotional barriers that poverty creates for too many New York City students. Four years later, UFT Community Learning Schools (CLS) are helping students succeed, with the schools in the CLS initiative the longest showing the most academic growth.

UFT on New York Daily News article about terminating tenured educators

Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, responded to a Daily News article criticizing the relatively low number of tenured teachers removed from the classroom.

NYC students make gains on English and math tests

In response to improvement by New York City students on state ELA and math tests, UFT Michael Mulgrew said, "With a common sense approach to education, we are seeing results."

UFT responds to the DOE's ban on suspensions for students in the early grades

UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña regarding the DOE's July 21 announcement that it would end suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade.

Mulgrew on out-of-time school staffing

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's report on staffing changes at out-of-time schools.

Appeals court reverses ruling in California's anti-tenure lawsuit

After the California Court of Appeals reversed the lower court ruling in the anti-tenure lawsuit, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the reversal was "a clear demonstration of the weakness of the Vergara case." He observed, "The Vergara plaintiffs’ attack on teacher due-process protections was and is a partisan political crusade masquerading as a court case."

UFT response to the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court Friedrichs case

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.

Still Unequal After All These Years

The UFT is calling on the state Legislature to enact legislation that will require taxpayer-funded charters and charter chains to accept and keep comparable numbers of high-needs students as traditional public schools.