VOTE FOR MORE this April in the UFT officer elections!
A diverse slate of educators from across the city will challenge their union's incumbent officers in April's UFT election. Gathered under the banner of MORE (Movement of Rank and File Educators), these UFT members have pledged to build alliances with parents and communities in an effort to stem the city and state's ongoing attacks on New York City's public schools. MORE is a positive alternative to the current leadership of their union.
MORE was formed in 2012 by UFT members working in all five boroughs, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Through their experiences as teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors, related service providers, secretaries, and parents MORE members became frustrated by the current direction of education reform.
MORE's UFT Presidential Candidate Julie Cavanagh sees the union as a vehicle for positive change. As Cavanagh explained, "A school should be the heartbeat of its community, a place for educators, students, and families to come together. Instead, the Mayor has turned schools into test-prep factories, and UFT officials, who have supported Mayoral Control, have gone along with him." MORE believes "Our working conditions are our students' learning conditions!" We need union leaders that fight for the schools our children deserve.
In addition to running in this spring's UFT elections, MORE organizes events ranging from educational forums and protests to social gatherings. For information about MORE visit morecaucus.org. facebook.com/MOREcaucusNYC twitter.com/MOREcaucusNYC