Thursday, April 04, 2019

There Is No Such Thing As A Good Education For Excellence Member.

Another UFT election is approaching and the pseudo-education group called Educators For Excellence (E4E) has, once again, decided not to run a slate of mandates, fearing how little support they would receive.

For people unfamiliar with E4E, this is a so called teacher education group that is simply a front for education deformers.  E4E gets their funding from Bill Gates, and other anti-teacher union education reform organizations who's only purpose is to destroy teacher unions and make teaching a temporary position.

New York City has between 50 and 100 E4E members and less who are full time members.  One of the reasons that E4E does not field candidates is they know how unpopular their organization is and would be embarrassed by their potentially low vote totals.  Apparently, there is one exception to  E4E's failure to  join the UFT election.  His name is Michael Loeb, a Chapter Leader in one of those E4E schools in the Bronx that are dominated by Teach For America "newbies".  Mr. Loeb  a national board member of E4E is running under the UFT Inspire heading and I will be interested on how many votes he receives.

While one blogger may be impressed by Mr, Loeb's tone.  I'm not, and let me remind people of what Mr. Loeb and E4E stands for:
  • Supports anti-teachers union organizations.
  • Supports the firing of all ATR after two hiring seasons in a school year.
  • Supports converting our pensions to a less reliable contribution fund..
  • Supported Michael Bloomberg's elimination of  "Last in, first out".
  • Supports merit pay.
  • Supports Fair Student Funding that discriminates against veteran teachers.
  • Supports "mutual consent" that gives principals sole power to hire teachers.

E4E is a cancer in the UFT body and nothing about the organization's white paper on the UFT's 2014 contract changes my opinion.  For more information about E4E read them Here and Here.


Shady said...

Has anyone seen ATR Jenny? Ran into her last May while I was doing an ATR stint in upper Manhattan.
She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I'd stare too long
I'd probably break down and cry.

NYC Educator said...

I couldn't agree more, Chaz. Thanks for writing this.

Anonymous said...

The insanity of the job and the cruel managerial style currently in vogue by the principal class is causing many 20-something teachers I know to become very, very jaded.

Anonymous said...

E4E must be staffed by devil worship cult illegal aliens who cease to always be swirling around our lives here in America and NYC. Gut them out and thank you Chaz for putting the spotlight on these low level human beings

Anonymous said...

Commenting here about the Bronx Plan. I work in one of the 50 schools selected. Teachers in the areas of math, sciences, enl, and the bilingual guidance counselor will be receiving a $7200 stipend for next year. This has already caused a rift in our once unified staff. I was unaware of the teacher supremacy being created by the uft. We have already discussed opting out of the uft to try and make up for the difference that my colleagues will be earning for the same work load. I wonder how the uft will respond if 50% or more opt out of the union from a school that was just declared chapter of the year.