The UFT is holding an essay contest for NYC public school teachers.
You’ve got 500 words. Now enter a UFT essay contest and tell Chancellor Cathie Black about all the value you add to the lives of students! What work do you do every day? What makes you so special? What do you do that often gets lost in all the talk about “reform” and “accountability”?
We will print the winning essays in the New York Teacher and post them on the UFT website. Winners will also receive a ticket (a $225 value) to the Sixth Annual PBS Celebration of Teaching and Learning at the New York Hilton on Saturday, March 19. Three lucky grand prize winners will also participate in a panel discussion at the Celebration with UFT President Michael Mulgrew and other educational leaders.
Mail your essays to: Essay, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, Attention: Joseph Colletti. You can also email your essays to firstname.lastname@example.org, but embed your essay in the actual email, as attachments don’t always open. Double-space, keep it to no more than 500 words, and please do not send any photos, articles, drawings or other materials with your essay. We cannot return essays. Be sure to include your name, address, school address and a personal phone number and personal (non-DOE) email with the essay.
The entry deadline is Feb. 25.