|Throw me a friggin bone!|
Now, as some of you may know, I have been highly critical of the UFT, but I have to give the devil his due - Mulgrew did the right thing here. It should have been Family Leave, but this is a start. I am jaded, so I guess this may have something to do with Janus. I am not at all worried about it. Fair Student Funding is the biggest threat to teachers in NYC, not Janus. It is a constant temptation to a principal with an underfunded budget. The UFT hasn't verbalized why they agreed to Fair Student Funding or why it's being used by the DOE. It creates a forced redundancy on our superimposed business model of a school system. There are annual new hires to replace shelved veteran teachers. The new hires pay UFT dues, as do the vets. Is that why the UFT didn't pass a resolution against it? Is that why they initially agreed to it? Points to ponder, as I say thank you to the UFT for doing right by the rank and file.