As Chapter Leader of my school I get the opportunity to see the political process in person. Paid for through a contract negotiation with the Department of Education, I will get to go to Albany on March 14 in order to meet my state representative in person and talk to her about issues. It may be preaching to the choir in this case but it is still an important thing to do and I'm glad the UFT has organized for it to take place.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!