According to the New York Post, UFT President Michael Mulgrew declared "war" on education reformers at a Wednesday-night meeting with union delegates. Among the remarks, Mulgrew stated:
“Their ideas will absolutely destroy — forget about public education — they will destroy education in our country.”
Many education reform leaders are outraged by Mulgrew's comments. StudentsFirstNY's Executive Director, Jenny Sedlis, stated:
Mulgrew saw the teachers contract as an opportunity to settle scores rather than as a tool to improve schools for kids."