Who wrote this for him?
The press office of the UFT spews out nonsense and gets a lot of money to do it. They of course ignore the huge amount of scrubbing in New York City and the current grade-fixing/"credit recovery" scandal going on, as well as the on-going waterfall of UFT members brought to 3020-a and given no defense by their NYSUT attorneys. Teachers, and ATRs, are front-line. They see and are given the directive to graduate all the students, no matter what. If they stand up to these directives, they are re-assigned, sent to 3020-a. NYSUT continues to bring termination decisions from the panel of arbitrators, based upon the omission of objective data.
I see very often violations of the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement, and ADVOCATZ fights these violations and wins.
Where is the UFT and why didn't someone over there stop the charges from getting to arbitration in the first place?