The UFT reaffirms the importance of early voting for all residents of New York City and calls on the city Board of Elections not to use schools and instead identify alternative public spaces for early voting.
Resolution to call on the Panel for Educational Policy to end high-stakes standardized testing in grades 3-5
The UFT calls on the Panel for Educational Policy to end high-stakes standardized testing in grades 3-5 so schools and teachers can focus on curriculum that promotes students’ academic performance as well as their well-being.
The DOE and the UFT shall reassess existing safety plans to enhance preparedness for climate-induced incidents. The city should err on the side of safety and proactively utilize remote instruction when impending emergencies are detected.
The UFT calls for more flexibility in the nomination of substitute teachers and paraprofessionals, and for the DOE to consider a Hard-to-Staff differential for substitutes serving schools that have had difficulty filling positions.
The United Federation of Teachers calls upon those working to de-escalate the conflict also work to promote humanitarianism. The UFT remains committed to the founding principles of building across differences for a better world.