Teachers, Students, Families, and Community members are organizing across the country to stop the unsafe reopening of schools. In NYC the Health Justice Working Group of the Movement of Rank and File Educators, a social justice caucus of the UFT, along with students, parents, and community members will be organizing a march and rally to tell Governor Cuomo, Mayor DeBlasio, Chancellor Carranza, and the Department of Education to stop the in-person reopening of schools until it is safe for all. Join us on this national day of action to fight for the lives of teachers, staff, students, and our communities. We will be marching from the UFT Headquarters at 52 Broadway to the Department of Education at Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street. If you would like to co-sponsor or endorse this action please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No return to in-person school until it's safe: We need no new cases for 14 days, all health and safety measures implemented including consistent rapid testing, contact tracing, safe public transit and community input!
Substantial and continuous financial relief from the city, state and federal government for working parents, guardians, and all workers --- inclusive of undocumented immigrants.
That our public schools are adequately funded according to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity formula and given additional COVID aid so that every school has the staff and resources it needs to support students during learning in and outside of school buildings.
That Governor Cuomo tax the millionaires and billionaires of New York State to provide economic relief and support for working families and to fully fund our schools and communities.
Nothing about us without us: That parents, students and school staff are fully empowered and included in planning for eventual school reopening and equitable remote learning that includes opportunities for outdoor education, in-person instruction and therapeutic service delivery for prioritized student populations.