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UFT position on Medicaid redesign

New York City cannot absorb $1.1 billion in new Medicaid costs as part of the state’s efforts to shift its own financial responsibilities onto local communities.

Excluding the Neediest Students is Key to Top Charter Schools’ Success

New York City’s charter schools have a history of shutting the schoolhouse door to many of our neediest children, such as English language learners, special education students or those from the poorest families. Charters as a group enroll a...

Expand gifted and talented education

We need to expand and not contract, much less eliminate, specialized programs for high-achieving youngsters.

Parents, teachers know what schools really need

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have billionaire friends, but we have something his money can never buy: people power.

Stop adding new charter schools: Keep the cap and ensure that badly needed financial resources flow to traditional public schools

New York State legislators need to halt planned charter school expansions that would only solidify charters as a parallel — but unregulated and discriminatory — school system, one that is draining resources from many of New York’s neediest kids.

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Testing overkill and its consequences

New York City and New York State fell prey to the movement that made standardized tests in reading and math the only important measure of student and school success.

The specialized high school controversy is a political sideshow

Current proposals to deal with the appalling lack of black and Hispanic students in the city's specialized high schools by creating even more such "exam" schools are feeding the political and media obsession with these schools; at the same time this...

The Supreme Court's Janus decision is one battle in an ongoing fight unions will win

The finding in the Janus case will make it more difficult for unions to gather the resources they need to defend the interests of workers and their families. But our union will remain strong, and we will not be silenced.

Diversify NY high schools now

If New York City is going to have the first-class public education system it deserves, then the new chancellor and the city’s Panel for Educational Policy need to tackle the widespread academic segregation in the city’s high schools — a problem...