Sunday, November 11, 2018
UFT Leadership's Animal Farm
Back in 1945 George Orwell published a book called "Animal Farm" that was based upon the 1917 Russian Revolution. The book showed how some animals were more equal then other animals. The same can be said about the UFT leadership. In today's New York Post a prime example of this is President Michael Mulgrew getting free tickets for the U.S. Open year after year from the legal group that gets millions of dollars from the UFT. Read Susan Edelman's New York Post article on it Here.
By contrast teachers cannot receive any gift greater than $50 dollars and are never offered "freebies". This is the very same union leadership that agreed to Charlotte Danielson for teacher evaluation, without member input. Moreover, the very same union leadership that allowed the ATR pool to occur, without educator input, and agreed to the useless rotation without member discussion. Finally, it's the very same union leadership that agreed to inferior raises and significant "givebacks" that made teaching in the NYC classroom a minefield.
Both the DOE and the UFT have a pecking order that treat different groups differently. President Michael Mukgrew and his cronies are the "pigs" in Animal Farm while the rest of us are simply farm animals.