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Archive for September 2011

Screening and Panel Talk: The Inconvenient Truth behind Waiting for Superman, Wednesday, 10/5, 3:30-5pm

Waiting for Superman, the provocative documentary from director Davis Guggenheim, follows the stories of several students who aspire to be selected in the lottery for entrance into the charter schools in Harlem, the Bronx, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto, California. When the film was released in September 2010, it generated widespread praise and … Continue reading

Sept. 27 – MisEducation Nation/ Oct. 12 – It’s Time to Change the Stakes

If you can make it to the School of the Future at 7PM tonight you will get the alternative view from Education Nation. And on October 12, we kick off our “Change the Stakes” campaign to reverse the impact of high stakes testing, which has affected – and infected- almost every child, parent and teacher … Continue reading

GEM High-Stakes Testing Committee Meeting – Monday, September 26, 5-7PM

The next GEM high-stakes testing committee meeting is this Monday, September 26th at 5pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, room 5414. Please bring ID. We will be planning a launch of the Change the Stakes campaign in October, but we need to plan that together! We hope you will join us. You may know that … Continue reading

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Presents: Leonie Haimson and GEM Film

 Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, free & open to the public, Sunday, September 25, @ 11am “City Parents Fight Back: Charters, ‘Race to the Top’ and the Struggle for a Quality Education in New York City” A talk by Leonie Haimson From suing the city Department of Education over its strategy of supporting charters … Continue reading

Screening The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman – Sunday, September 18th @7:30PM

Please join us for a screening of the film and discussion afterwards with Brian Jones (Co-narrator and public school educator), Noah Gotbaum (CEC3) and Judith Amaro (CEC6). Flyer is below and attached! Distribute widely and RSVP please! Best, Tory Learn more about public education! The Washington Heights/Inwood Film Class presents: The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting … Continue reading

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16: BROOKLYN HAPPY HOUR (but you don’t have to be from Brooklyn to come)

Are you concerned with?   O   high stakes testing O   disappearing resources O   larger and larger class sizes O   charters and district schools forced to co-locate O   attacks on tenure, seniority, union rights  Check as many as you like Come get together with like minded folks – Talk, Strategize, Enjoy! DATE:  Friday, September 16 TIME:  4:00PM … Continue reading

Save Our Schools! Save Our Communities! Protest and Rally

Join Us This Wednesday and Support DC 37 School Workers! Click Link for Printable PDF flyer. Join us Wednesday, September 7th at 4:00 at 52 Chambers Street to protest the layoffs of more than 700 DC 37 school workers.

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