MORE Weekly Update Fwd: Marches, Panels, Happy Hour, Petitions & MORE!
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Date: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 7:01 AM
Subject: Marches, Panels, Happy Hour, Petitions & MORE!
To: Norm <normsco@...>Join us for our Holiday Happy Hour on Dec. 7th and our general meeting on Dec 15th to discuss fighting school closings!Email not displaying correctly?
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The Social Justice Caucus of the UFTWeekly Newsletter #35 - December 1, 2012Norm !Help stop the Charter Invasion of the Washington Irving Campus!
At 6pm on December 10th, there will be a public hearing about the proposed colocation of Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy chain in the Washington Irving High School campus. Join a demonstration to show you support for the public schools in the campus at 4:15 in Union Square, and speak out at the hearing that begins at 6pm in the school at 40 Irving Place.If you can't attend the hearing and rally be sure to
click here to sign the petion.
Public Forum: High Stakes Testing: Helping or Hurting Education?
December 10, 2012, 6pm
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 BROADWAY @ 165 STREET (A/C/1 trains to 168th Street station)
Find out how testing is affecting schools in Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood, and examine if they are serving the best interests of our students, including special populations and ELL students. Can alternative assessments and more balanced testing policies measure achievement and promote more meaningful “accountability”?
Panelists: MORE's Secretary Candidate Brian Jones, Dr. Pedro Noguera, Senior Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky (additional panelist TBA)
Moderator: Juan Gonzalez
Click here for more information.
First, check out and distribute the first issue of our newsletter, MORE News - chock full of resources and information for your coworkers! Also, check out these news items:
Upcoming Events:General Meeting
Focus: Stop School Closures!
- Sat. 12/15
Reply before 12/8 for childcare
- Fri. 12/28
- 180 LaSalle
- Mon. 12/3
- Cosi (55 Broad St)
- Thur. 12/6
- Reply for location
- Fri. 12/7
- 4 to 7 pm
- 7710 3rd Ave
(Btwn. 77th & 78th)
Charter Co-Location Hearing
- Mon. 12/10
- 6pm (Hearing)
- 4:15 pm (March)
- 40 Irving Place
High Stakes Testing Panel
- Mon. 12/10
- Broadway @ 168th Street
Future MORE General Meetings
Be sure that you have signed the petition calling for a democratic vote on the impending test-based evaluation system?
Please take 2 minutes to do so now, and spread the work about the petition on Facebook.If you can, download the petition and the accompanying educational leaflet to to distribute to your coworkers.
Come out to the November 28th Delegate Assembly at 52 Broadway to help support the petitioning effort and related resolution. UFT members only are asked to sign.
Read the latest from LI Principal Carol Burris on the nonsense surrounding teacher evaluationsHOLIDAY
We will be running in the spring of 2013 UFT elections!
Come celebrate with us
meet some of our top slate & executive board Candidates
Friday December 7th from 4-7pm
The Harp Irish Pub
7710 3rd Ave Bay Ridge Brooklyn (Between 77th + 78th Streets)
3.50 domestic beer/well drinks
4.00 imported beer/call drinks
(Absolut, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Stoli)
Free appetizersSANDY RELIEFWhile a good many of us have re-covered from Sandy, we know that there are a lot of families needing support. In order to support these families, MORE has endorsed the efforts of Occupy Sandy Relief NYC in the recovery efforts and is asking all our members to direct their donations and volunteer time to them.
To make monetary donations online, click here
To order items for the effort please visit the "Occupy Sandy Wedding registry"
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