Jia teaches special education at the Earth School where she also serves as the school's UFT Chapter Leader. In addition to her teaching and union activism, Jia is a parent and leader in the opt out from testing movement. She will be challenging Unity's Michael Mulgrew who has been UFT President since 2009. The UFT election will take place in the spring of 2016.
For anyone who wants an introduction to Jia, take a look at this video where she testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind.
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