Talk Out of School

Interview With UFT President Michael Mulgrew

Episode Summary

Leonie spoke with Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, about his views on the mayor’s reopening school plan and whether it prioritizes the neediest students, whether DOE has sufficiently focused on improving remote learning, the excessive class sizes kids are experiencing in remote learning and the risks to student privacy involved, given the huge number of ed-tech apps that are being used. He also discussed his views on mayoral control and why it needs to be revamped, whether state tests should be waived this year, and what resources our schools will need from the federal and state government to make up for all the lost learning time and emotional suffering kids have experienced during the COVID crisis and extended school shutdowns.

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