Tag: Cavanagh

A Tale of Two Unionists and How Rank & File Teachers Lose

I’ve been meaning to link to this for a few days.  A great analysis of the Common Core from MORE’s Julie Cavanagh. Via the Daily News… (emphasis is mine) The truth is, these tests were designed to create a narrative of failure, and the trends are not so different from those we saw on the old …

NYSUT & Cuomo, UFT Contract, Cavanagh, etc.

We have some must read links for you to peruse… A lot was made in the lead up to the NYSUT election in April about the Revive NYSUT slate’s apparent fondness for Governor Cuomo.  This parent’s account of events at NYSUT’s “Picket in the Pines” earlier this month would seem to back that up… At …

MORE’s Julie Cavanagh, NYSUT Candidate, on MSNBC Last Night

Julie Cavanagh, of MORE was on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC last night.  You can click here to watch. Cavanagh, a renowned education activist and an elementary special education teacher in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is also a candidate for an At-Large position on NYSUT’s board of directors in this April’s NYSUT election.  She …

UFT Series Post #4: Do You Want MORE From Your Union?

Our features this week (intro, James Eterno, Arthur Goldstein, Reality-Based Educator) that have shown how the leadership of the United Federation of Teachers operates may understandably leave you with a bad taste in your mouth regarding the state’s biggest local.  Today’s post is meant to highlight some of the extraordinary work being done by rank …

The Tangled NYSUT Web

The NYSUT drama continued to roll on this week.  It is quite a nuanced debate, particularly for those people who aren’t familiar with the inner workings of the statewide union.  We’ll try and connect some dots for you… Earlier this week former Executive Vice-President Alan Lubin wrote a letter backing Pallotta.  Lubin clearly made a …

MORE Presidential Candidate in the NY Times; More on Seattle

Michael Powell with a great read in the New York Times about Mayor Bloomberg’s fight with the UFT.  Julie Cavanagh, a teacher in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who is running for UFT President this year as the MORE caucus’ candidate, was quoted several times in the story, including this gem… “The ‘bad teacher’ narrative as a …

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

This movie was produced by Brian Jones and Julie Cavanagh.  Ms. Cavanagh is the MORE Caucus’ candidate for President of the UFT and Mr. Jones is their candidate for secretary.  MORE stands for Movement of Rank and File Educators.  Read more about them and their positions here. You can watch Ms. Cavanagh’s appearance on MSNBC’s …

Won’t Back Down Bombs

The anti-union, anti-public education propoganda film “Won’t Back Down” recorded the worst opening weekend of any film in wide distribution (more than 2,500 screens) in 30 years. Here are some of the reviews… Salon.com with this quote… Someone needs to launch an investigation into what combination of crimes, dares, alcoholic binges and lapses in judgment got Viola …