Jun 30 • 47M

Michael Mulgrew on the new teacher contract, online learning, class size and more

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A weekly podcast and radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, hosted by Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, and Daniel Alicea of Educators of NYC. We speak about the issues and controversies affecting public schools and public education in New York City, statewide and nationally.
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Leonie interviewed Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, about the new negotiated teacher contract, the expansion of online learning that the contract calls for, the new state class size law, and the looming cuts to school budgets and the capital plan.


Video: Mayor Adams and UFT Announce Tentative Contract, June 13, 2023

 Text of the new proposed UFT contract and  Memorandum of Agreement 

Amy Zimmer and Reema Amin, Chalkbeat, NYC teachers union and Adams administration reach tentative deal on 5-year contract , June 13, 2023

Leonie Haimson, Department of Education Fails to Plan for Mandatory Class Size Reduction, Gotham Gazette, June 12, 2023; 

UFT on the capital plan cuts 

Class Size Matters chart with Capital plan cuts by school district and Initial School Galaxy budgets for next year compared to their total Galaxy budgets this year 

Sample letter to City Council: Do not allow DOE to cut school budgets and the capital plan once again 

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