The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman

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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.

Protest Verizon DOE Contract at PEP/Support Verizon Workers on Strike – Aug. 17, 5 PM

On Wednesday, August 17, the Department of Education’s Panel for Education Policy will vote on a $120 million two year contract with telecom giant Verizon to wire our schools.   There are at least five good reasons to strongly oppose this contract ( see below.) At the same time the PEP will be voting on … Continue reading

GEM Testing Comm 8/15 and GEMers in the News

GEM Members have two great articles out this week on Tenure and Seniority Rights: Peter Lamphere in Gotham Schools discussing the importance, and the truth about, tenure: Norm Scott in the “Informed Debate” section of Costco Magazine discussing seniority rights: _________________________________________________________________________________ GEM High-Stakes Testing Committee Meeting Monday, August 15, 5pm CUNY Graduate Center … Continue reading

SOS March

The SOS March in DC was an inspiring event.              See pictures here: Checkout video at the bottom of this post.  Two videos you are unlikely to see anywhere else that are must sees are here:  Seattle Teacher discussing recent trip to Palestine: Karen Harper-Royal, New Orleans Parent, PAA: Top Ten Event Highlights: … Continue reading

SOS Solidarity!

A group of GEMers are off in the morning to participate in the Save Our Schools March.  If you plan to be there Saturday and want to march with us, meet at Freedom Plaza, at the fountain, at 10:30.  Stay tuned for updates, pictures and video from what is sure to be an exciting and … Continue reading

SOS March, An Excellent Article, Film Showing and Important Petitions

Support the Save Our Schools march by donating: If you are going to be in DC, meet up with GEM and allies from across the country:  Saturday morning, 10:30 @ Freedom Plaza (14th and PA) at the fountain on the west end of the plaza.  Let’s march and enjoy the day together! Great article … Continue reading

Two Upcoming Events!

1.  Monday, July 18th, 5pm CUNY Graduate Center Room 5414 5th Ave and 34th St. 1/2/3/B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th St. ***Read below, a powerful letter from parent, Janine Sopp, who is a member of the testing Committee 2.  If you haven’t seen it already, here is another opportunity to see The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for … Continue reading

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