Latest News

UFT Lawsuit to Stop School Co-Locations is Misguided

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT), led by President Mike Mulgrew has filed a lawsuit to stop the Bloomberg administration from siting schools for the 2014 school year, many of which would be co-located with other schools in the same building. Democrat Bill de Blasio, who won the Democratic primary for NYC mayor, supports the lawsuit, as does Bill Thompson, the UFT-endorsed candidate who finished second to de Blasio.

Charles Sahm from the Manhattan Institute penned an op-ed in the New York Post that critiqued the lawsuit and blasted the candidates for supporting the UFT on this issue. Sahm argued that siting schools a year in advace was normal, school co-location has existed for over a century in NYC, co-location did not lead to overcrowding, and students at small schools were more proficient than their peers at larger schools:

Bottom line: De Blasio, Thompson and Mulgrew's opposition to long-term planning and the successful charters and small schools created in the Bloomberg era is a grim sign for the future of the city's schools.

Read the full opinion article here.

Join StudentsFirstNY

Connect With Us

New Report

Recent Updates

SFNY Statement on Passing of Former Mayor Dinkins

Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis

Resources for Families During COVID-19