Michael Sussman Writes Letter to NYCDOE and UFT on Behalf of NYTFC

10-19-2020 Legendary Harvard-trained civil rights attorney Michael Sussman has sent a letter to NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew representing New York Teachers For Choice (NYTFC). The letter presents our objections to having never received an answer to whether our DNA will be cataloged if we consent to in-school COVID testing,Continue reading “Michael Sussman Writes Letter to NYCDOE and UFT on Behalf of NYTFC”

DEAR PRINCIPAL: This is why I do not consent to random COVID testing…

10-10-2020 We are receiving many emails from teachers planning to refuse random in-school COVID testing, for varying reasons. Some have already contacted lawyers and have gotten very interesting information including discussions on “reasonable accommodations.” Below is a letter shared with me by a teacher in New York City. I have spoken with him, but heContinue reading “DEAR PRINCIPAL: This is why I do not consent to random COVID testing…”

Is COVID Testing for Students in NYC Schools Mandatory?

Is it still mandatory for teachers? 10-1-2020 Today Councilman Mark Treyger tweeted a letter to parents from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) that states COVID testing in schools is not mandatory for students. NYC DOE also sent home the following consent form for parents: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-covid-19-testing-consent-form—september-27-2020 In the consent it states, “I understandContinue reading “Is COVID Testing for Students in NYC Schools Mandatory?”