We urge the UFT leadership to carry out the resolves passed at the Delegate Assembly now!
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RESOLUTION PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHING FORCE (passed by UFT Executive Committee November 2010 and UFT DA January 2011)
WHEREAS, it has been a long standing policy of the UFT to support the existence of a diverse teaching force, both in the interest of equity and because education research has consistently proven that African-American and Latino students who have had teachers of color as positive role models achieve greater educational progress; and
WHEREAS, a study of the UFT Committee on Civil and Human Rights found that in relation to the numbers of African-American and Latino students in New York City public schools, African-American and Latino educators are dramatically underrepresented; Continue Reading…