Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), talks about education – both the practice and the politics – in New York City, New York State and the nation.
Making Small Class Sizes Real
The UFT podcast “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" starts its fourth season with a deep dive into the new class size law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul. UFT President Michael Mulgrew is joined by state Sen. John Liu, a major force in getting the law passed. And we will meet the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year Billy Green, an innovative chemistry teacher from East Harlem.
Season 4 Trailer
The UFT is restarting its podcast, "On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" on Sept. 22. We'll be talking about the new small class size law, the on-going fight against school budget cuts and stories about the great work UFT members are doing. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Reducing Class Size: Making it Happen
If teaching during this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that lowering class size is integral to keeping education sustainable for us and our students. We have always known that reducing class size is fundamental to student achievement, teacher retention and equitable schools, but it’s now also become an issue of public health. At last, the City Council is considering a proposed landmark bill that would reduce classroom occupancy limits — and lower class sizes in every school in the years to come. On this special edition of 'On The Record With Michael Mulgrew', we're sharing highlights from the UFT's Class Size Town Hall on November 15th, 2021.
UFT: Use Federal Covid Dollars Wisely
In this episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew outlines the union's five-point plan to use more than $1 billion in new federal COVID-19 relief funds to help New York City public school students overcome the pandemic’s impact on their academic and social-emotional health. Mulgrew is joined by three city educators.
Time to Put Public Schools First
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joins UFT President Michael Mulgrew at a recent UFT virtual Town Hall to talk about the new administration, flipping the U.S. Senate and how to leverage this change to provide public schools the resources they need to deal with the trauma of the pandemic.
Remote Learning Part 2: Making it Work for Students and Educators
In the latest episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins UFT Vice President for Education Mary Vaccaro and Manhattan high school teacher Dominique Cistac to talk about the challenges of remote learning. This is part of an ongoing conversation about how to improve remote learning for both students and educators.
A union that's forgotten its members
It really shows you the state of our union that this podcast never features teachers, the workers who actually make up the UFT and whose dues pay Mr. Mulgrew's hefty salary. I think the UFT bureaucrats often forget who makes up the union while in their fancy offices making more money than the most veteran of teachers. Mr. Mulgrew is so determined to partner with the city, he asks them if he can make concessions.