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Next GEM Meeting: Tuesday, April 13

GRASSROOTS EDUCATION MOVEMENT

(GEM)

You are cordially invited to Come to the GEM Meeting to Discuss and Plan Next Steps For:

· The fight Against School Closures and Co-locations

· Setting up School-Based Committees

· Literature Needed to Help Build our Movement

Tuesday APRIL 13, 2010

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

CUNY GRADUATE CENTER

ROOM 5414

365 Fifth Ave @ 34th St

N, R, D, F, Q, B, W, V, 6, 2/3 Trains to 34th St

http://grassrootseducationmovement.blogspot.com

Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) is a group of mostly educators that has been fighting against the charter take-overs, school closings, high-stakes testing, mayoral control and all other forms of attacks on public education and against the push to privatize our public schools.

We are meeting to talk about next steps in the fight against charter take-overs, school closings and to find concrete ways for all those concerned with education to get involved in this growing nation-wide fight-back.

One important aspect of our work will be to build school-based committees to involve educators and families in the process of educating ourselves, building a collective vision of what we are fighting for.

We are fighting for quality public education for all children.

We hope to develop a strong base of active citizens that will hold our government and corporate entities accountable for this unprecedented attack on our work, our students and families in our communities.

If you think you might be interested in getting involved with this work, if you are curious about what it will take to win this fight, or if you just want to listen, please join us on Tuesday April 13th for this very important meeting.

WE SAY:

NO TO MAYORAL CONTROL!

NO TO CHARTERS!

NO TO PRIVATIZATION!

NO TO CO-LOCATIONS!

NO TO HIGH-STAKES TESTING!

NO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSINGS!

FIX OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS! RESPECT EDUCATION WORKERS!

YES TO COMMUNITY CONTROL OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

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