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A proud moment for Staten Island

In-service and retired members commment on issues ranging from Staten Island's first inclusive St. Patrick's Day Parade to Christina McGrath's nomination as a trustee of the Teachers' Retirement Board to New York Teacher's recent coverage of PROSE...

Trump’s place on the ballot and the Constitution

With the recent decision by the secretary of state of Maine to bar former President Donald Trump from the ballot based upon the contention that his words and actions violated the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, the Constitution is being tested in...

Sensory rooms are necessary

Every school ought to possess one of these. Even football stadiums are adopting them now, and they’re prevalent in airports in other countries. Their significance for students cannot be overstated.

Proceed with caution on phonics-based instruction

Gov. Hochul's push for phonics-based reading sparks debate. Critics urge a balanced approach, emphasizing comprehension and meaningful texts to cultivate a love for reading.

The need to ‘Fix Tier 6’

Tier 6 members also have to pay into the pension for their entire career whereas we contributed for only 10 years. Work needs to be done to fix this.

Climate change overblown

It’s interesting that we, in the United States, are always being asked to change our lifestyle to remedy so-called “climate change.” China and India are where the advocates should be looking for reform. They are far worse polluters than the United...

Biden’s Medicare drug initiative is not revolutionary

In response to Retired Teachers Chapter Leader Tom Murphy’s column about the Inflation Reduction Act giving Medicare the authority to bargain on prescription drug prices [Nov. 2]: This legislation encourages a continuation of financing Big Pharma and...

Burnout is an important topic

In response to a UFT tweet about the Your Well-Being column on healing from burnout [Sept. 7]: I’m so glad that the union put out this post. It’ll help people dealing with burnout know that they are not alone. I’m so grateful for the better working...