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Today, the UFT moved to dismiss a set of lawsuits aimed at undermining teachers and deflecting attention from the real issues facing public education. We expect the court to hear arguments in the coming weeks.
The two lawsuits, put forward by former television personality Campbell Brown and other so-called "reformers," attempt to vilify and blame teachers, just as TIME Magazine did earlier this week with its outrageous cover story.
The people behind these attacks aren't interested in supporting teachers or helping students. Instead, they demonize the very people who have dedicated their careers to helping children in order to push their own self-serving political agendas.
We won't allow these distractions to take us away from the real work of educating our students. We also won't allow these attacks to go un-answered.
If you haven't already done so, please sign the petition calling on TIME Magazine to apologize to teachers.
UFT members know all too well the challenges we face in our schools and how the lack of fairness and equity leave so many of our children without the programs and services they need.
We also know that only by working together with parents and communities will we be able to strengthen our schools and improve outcomes for kids.
We will keep fighting for you and your students.
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