Lydia, Johnny, and Eric discuss their experiences in traditional and alternative teaching programs. They also discuss what needs to be changed to better prepare young teachers for the demands of the profession.
Johnny and Eric interview Lydia about her experiences participating in the 10/13/2021 Health and Safety Rally organized by Retiree Advocate, MORE, Solidarity, New Action, and Educators for NYC. They then talk about the Delegate Assembly and why voting in this school year's UFT election is essential.
Francesco Portelos founded UFT Solidarity in 2014 and has defended public education via his blog and in the courts. What is he up to now since stepping away from leadership and involvement in UFT Solidarity? Johnny and Lydia find out.
Eric and Johnny lead a discussion on the pension plan for NYC educators, taking advantage of your TDA, and assorted investment options. Great for new teachers and seasoned UFT members alike, this is a must-listen-to episode.
How should schools handle reopening in Fall 2021 in the wake of the Delta varient? It's not as simple as you think.... Johnny, Eric, and Lydia break it down for you on this electrifying episode of "After Class."
In which Lydia, Johnny, and Eric talk about the impact of the 2021 Retiree Election, the lack of democracy in the Delegate Assembly meetings, how Unity caucus has maintained control, and what we can do about it.
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Meet Eric, Johnny, and Lydia- union-proud NYC public school educators. We are bringing you a new podcast for educators devoted to fighting for strong, healthy, safe, and equitable schools. While we do focus a lot on NYC and NYS educational issues, we believe that our podcast has something for everyone.