Another Great Victory
The UFT endorsed Eliot Spitzer because with him 25/55 was virtually a certainty. But his opening speech asked for a longer work day for teachers, as well as a longer work year. Amazingly, Unity/UFT considers this a "victory," because lower class size is also on Spitzer's radar screen. Apparently our union is paid to represent parents and civic leaders. They sure do a poor job of representing us. They get smaller classes; we get more work. So when you're working in July, and the rest of August, at least you'll find only 32 students in you class. But of course, what is good for them is good for us. After all, it's all about the kids. Isn't that what unionism is all about?