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Teacher Evaluation Nightmare! Forum – Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 PM

Teacher Evaluation Nightmare !
a forum on testing, teacher evaluations and our schools

Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 PM
Murry Bergtaum High School Auditorium
411 Pearl Street, Manhattan
(Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station 4,5,6 -Fulton Street Station 2,3 – Chambers Street Station J)

Come to a Meeting to Discuss:
Why are the new teacher evaluations bad for teachers, students, and families?
How can we organize to change them? Continue reading

Upcoming Event: National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

COME OUT ON THURSDAY MARCH 1ST TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION. For more information please visit http://www.occupyed.org/nyc.

The State of the UNION Conference, Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stand Up, Fight back!
As educators we are strongest when our voices are united.
That is what a UNION is for.
The UNION makes us strong. Continue reading

Give New York State Parents the Right to Opt Their Children Out of High Stakes Testing

In recent years, New York State has expanded the use of high stakes standardized testing. We are concerned about the ever-increasing over-reliance on results from standardized tests to measure student learning. We are calling on Governor Cuomo, the State Education Department, the New York State Board of Regents, and New York’s legislative leaders to develop and implement a process by which parents/guardians concerned about the impacts of testing on student learning can voluntarily opt their children out of standardized testing. Continue reading

Inconvenient Truth screening @NYU Oct 27th

EDUCATION REFORM FUNDED BY THE 1% IS DISMANTLING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM for a screening of:The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman It has been one year since the premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, Waiting for Superman, was released in New York City. A slick, … Continue reading

FREE SCREENING FRIDAY OCT. 14: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH BEHIND WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

It has been ONE YEAR since the premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN was released in NYC. A slick, emotionally-charged advertisement for charter schools, SUPERMAN was promoted relentlessly by the corporate media… and flopped at the box-office. But did you know that a group of NYC public school teachers and parents produced their … Continue reading

Join Us for an Evening with Yong Zhao

It is Time to Change the Stakes! Join us for an evening with Yong Zhao… “American education is at a crossroads.  Two paths lie in front of us:  one in which we destroy our strengths in order to catch up with others on test scores and one in which we build on our strengths so … Continue reading

October 4, 2011: Wear GREEN to show your support to all the DC37 workers – Rally at City Hall, 4-6PM

Join DC37 workers at City Hall to protest the layoffs of over 700 school staff from 4pm to 6pm. Stop Bloomberg from Laying Offover 700 School Workers! DC 37 employees play a critical role in our school community as parent coordinators, tech support, and school aides who help our schools run like clockwork. They are … Continue reading

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

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