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Last testing season over 13,000 parents, across NYS, used www.optthemout.com to easily refuse standardized testing for their children.

Out of those 13,000 parents, who emailed refusal letters, … Read More

Summer Educator Support Day July 27th -PEP

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It’s summer and most are on vacation, but we need to set the tone for the next school year. Things are not getting better. Please try … Read More

UFT Solidarity Launches 16 Official Election Complaints.

Are there missing votes? Did deceased UFT members vote in this past election? Who bought ballots from members? Why so many secrets? Read More

Is your program for next year not what you wanted?

Grieving a bad program could make the difference between a great or bad school year. Read More

Former Deputy Chancellor Shows How Easy It Is To Fix Grades/School

It seems as though former Bloomberg/Klein era Deputy Chancellor Santiago Taveras can show us how to easily fix a school (and grades). Read More

Connecting and Organizing Targeted ATRs

UFT Solidarity receives many complaints about ATR Field Supervisors who allegedly engage in more harassment and bullying than they do supportive acts. It is tough as it is to be uprooted from your school and sent on random rotation around your borough. You are assigned out … Read More

Am I problem coded in the DOE’s online system?

It goes by many different names: the ineligible list, red flag, notation, codes, problem code, a block.

These are all strategies the Department of Education’s Office of Personnel Investigations (OPI) uses to control who is “active” or “inactive” in the DOE. Because of the DOE’s centralized bureaucracy and computer … Read More

List of Committee Members That Are Reviewing PreK-12 NYS Standards

 

The NYS Education Department has put together a committee of parents and teachers to review each of the learning standards from PreK to 12th grade.

According to their site http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia writes:

This spring, the next phase of review began with the formation of the … Read More

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

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India’s first woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was fond of saying that “there are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the … Read More

What’s new in Member Support?

UPDATE, 9:50PM 6/8/16: Here’s “I’ve Been Discontinued, Now What?” Read and share with everyone you know.

The UFT Solidarity Member Support Committee is happy to announce an article series on dealing with and fighting discontinuance, 3020a, harassment, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for the first article, “I’ve been … Read More

Issues involving principal still loom at P.S. 89 • Bronx Times

Look at the number of teachers one principal has pushed out and ask yourselves “Where’s the Bronx UFT?”

http://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2016/22/22-ps89-2016-05-27-bx.html

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Moving Forward After UFT Election 

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The results are in, and for those of us in opposition very little went as we had hoped. Voter turnout for the 2016 … Read More

UFT Election 2016 Live

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Starting the morning of May 26, 2016, we will be live updating this article to keep everyone updated on what’s happening with the UFT election … Read More

UFT Waters Down the Healthy Workplace Endorsement

In a bittersweet victory, the UFT delegate assembly voted unanimously on April 20 to support a watered down endorsement of the NY Healthy Workplace Bill. The Healthy Workplace Bill would give an employee of any organization the right to sue an employer or coworker who has evidenced a pattern of repeated verbal or physical … Read More

See What You Missed at the NYC Education Empowerment Forum

Missed the forum on battling corruption and harassment in NYC Education? Catch up here.

Click here to go directly to the NY Educators Empowerment Conference Archives of slideshows, handouts, and additional resources.

On May 14, 2016, UFT Solidarity, NY Healthy Workplace Advocates and All Fact Up’s Kathy ColeRead More

PRESS RELEASE – NYC Education Empowerment Forum 2016 – Battling Corruption & Harassment

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PRESS RELEASE

UFT Solidarity, New York Healthy Workplace Advocates & All Fact Up Radio Show with Kathy Cole

Contact:        Kathy Cole                                             Date: May 14, … Read More

Judge Rules Teacher Evaluation “Makes No Sense”

VAM is a SHAM: NYS Judge Tosses Teacher’s VAM

On May 10, 2016, veteran educator, Sheri Lederman, Ed., D., a fourth-grade Long Island teacher, has won a long battle against the New York State Education Department to overturn her biased 2013-2014 VAM (Value Added Model) rating.  Mrs. Lederman’s husband, an … Read More

Where’s the Solidarity box on the election ballot?

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We want to thank you for the amazing outpouring of support. We’ve been inundated with messages showing your ballots filled out in a way that moves towards a stronger union.

However, we understand there is confusion with … Read More

UFT Ballots Issues? Suspect Election Fraud? Mail Tampering?

All members should receive their ballot by Tuesday May 10, 2016
DID NOT RECEIVE A BALLOT OR A BALLOT WAS DAMAGED OR TAMPERED WITH?

REPORT BALLOT ISSUES HERE

UFT ballots are out! A lot of ballots. Check here … Read More

Unity Waters Down Member Support Initiatives, Part 1

This is Part 1 in our series of UFT Unity watering down member support initiatives.

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UFT Solidarity and it’s sister organization, Don’t Tread on Educators (DTOE) have always … Read More

Action Item: Flyering Schools

Over the past few months, members of our caucus have been busy with leaving our campaign materials in the mailboxes of UFT members including teachers, secretaries, and paras. There are many schools we still need to reach! If your school has not received UFT Solidarity flyers in your mailboxes yet and … Read More

UFT Solidarity to Host “NYC Education Empowerment Forum” to Battle Corruption & Harassment

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The event is free. The information shared is priceless. Find out more and register here: nycedcorruption.eventbrite.com Read More

ATR Informational Planning Meeting with Attorney April 20th

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UFT Solidarity is committed to defending and supporting members in need. We specialize in educating members on how to fight back. Unfortunately, with a current union leadership that doesn’t put its members first, this leaves members resolving their issues only through legal means. Read More

BREAKING: John Dewey Principal Kathleen Elvin Exonerated

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Like something out of a twisted version of a John Grisham novel, John Dewey High School Principal Kathleen Elvin has been exonerated. The DOE supported her, fired her and while prosecuting her, found evidence supporting her again. Read More