When it comes to reopening schools teachers must be selfish

by Michael Kane 4-11-21 The reopening of schools in America, especially in densely populated urban centers, is the most crucial issue the nation faces today and the implications are vast. As an NYC public school teacher for nearly 14 years I am not apologetic in viewing this critical moment selfishly, as in what is bestContinue reading “When it comes to reopening schools teachers must be selfish”

Vaccine Passports are the New “Show Me Your Papers”

Vaccine Tracking is WORSE Than Forced Vaccination by Michael Kane 3-29-21 As New York becomes the first state to roll out a vaccine and COVID-testing passport called “Excelsior Pass,” the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) says no NYC teacher has to ‘tell their principal’ their vaccine status. However every day we go into work, theContinue reading “Vaccine Passports are the New “Show Me Your Papers””

Randi Weingarten Addresses America on COVID Testing

“If the NFL could figure out how to do this in terms of testing and the protocols, if schools are that important let’s do it.” Randi Weingarten, Meet The Press, February 22, 2021 by Michael Kane 2-22-21 Randi Weingarten showed how little she knows about science and COVID testing when she compared the reopening ofContinue reading “Randi Weingarten Addresses America on COVID Testing”

Open Letter to UFT President Michael Mulgrew on In-School COVID Testing

2-17-21 NEW ACTION ALERT! NYC is trying to stop the new state guidance that would stop them from kicking kids out of in-person school. TAKE ACTION HERE If you support the statements in this letter, please copy and paste it into your own email and send it to UFT President Michael Mulgrew (and Mayor BillContinue reading “Open Letter to UFT President Michael Mulgrew on In-School COVID Testing”

Did Randi Weingarten Just Back Off Her Forced Vaccination Rhetoric?

by Michael Kane 2-14-21 Crystal Lewis of THE CHIEF continues to produce critical reporting on COVID vaccination and American educators. On February 11th she wrote the following: Backs Off ‘Mandatory’ Although many Teachers see the vaccine as key to restoring full-time in-person learning, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, backed off previousContinue reading “Did Randi Weingarten Just Back Off Her Forced Vaccination Rhetoric?”

UFT President Mulgrew States COVID Vaccination is a Teacher CHOICE

by Michael Kane 2-5-21 I was very happy to hear UFT President Michael Mulgrew reiterate that getting the COVID vaccine is a choice for every teacher to make individually. On February 4th, during a telephonic town hall meeting that New York Senator Chuck Schumer spoke at, over 20,000 UFT members heard Mulgrew strongly encourage everyoneContinue reading “UFT President Mulgrew States COVID Vaccination is a Teacher CHOICE”

Is NYC Headed for Biometric Digital Student Passports?

Digital Identity and the ‘Gamification’ of Education by Michael Kane 2-1-21 Fulgent Genetics billionaire CEO and founder Ming Hsieh also founded Cogent Systems, a biometric identification company eventually acquired by 3M. Fulgent is one of the laboratories under contract with NYC Schools to conduct in-school COVID testing. The agreement governing this testing between Fulgent andContinue reading “Is NYC Headed for Biometric Digital Student Passports?”

TEACHERS FOR CHOICE Demands of New York Teacher Unions

1-20-21 NY Teachers For Choice is releasing a list of 7 demands for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), as well as their state-wide umbrella organizations and affiliates (ie AFT, NYSUT, NEA, et. al.). If these demands are met, we will delay the call in our first Resolution for a state-wide diversion of teacher unionContinue reading “TEACHERS FOR CHOICE Demands of New York Teacher Unions”

Resolution to Divert Union Dues from NY Teacher Unions to an Emergency Health Protection Fund

1-10-21 This resolution has been passed by the NY TEACHERS FOR CHOICE Steering Committee, http://www.nyteachersforchoice.org, originally published at the following link: https://nyteachersforchoice.wordpress.com/2021/01/10/resolution-to-divert-union-dues-from-ny-teacher-unions-to-an-emergency-health-protection-fund/ *** WHEREAS educators and parents throughout New York State have formed an emergency “TEACHERS FOR CHOICE” union caucus; WHEREAS the majority of educators currently in this caucus are members of the United FederationContinue reading “Resolution to Divert Union Dues from NY Teacher Unions to an Emergency Health Protection Fund”

Protest at UFT Office in Staten Island

by Michael Kane 12-20-20 Yesterday 100 teachers, parents, students, business owners and citizens protested in front of the UFT Office building in Staten Island, NY. We expected hundreds more, but having to cancel our original Wednesday date due to the snow storm, as well as having it on the Saturday before Christmas limited attendance. NewContinue reading “Protest at UFT Office in Staten Island”