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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More