Official Statements

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The Truth About Charter Schools

What Is The Truth About Charters?

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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

Grassroots Education Movement Official Statement Regarding the Resignation of Cathleen Black, David Steiner, and the Appointment of Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott

It is Time to Break the Cycle Since 2003, public school parents, children, educators, and community members have endured a dictatorial public education reform agenda that has ignored and marginalized their voices and has undermined and destabilized the schools they depend on, love, and serve. The departure of Cathleen Black highlights the incompetence, arrogance, and … Continue reading

Press Release 3/25: Fight Back Friday, School-Communities Across the City Fight Back Against Budget Cuts and Proposed Lay-offs

VIDEO: Press Release Date:  Friday, March 25, 2011      Contact: Sam Coleman, Teacher PS 24, NYCORE/GEM:  646-354-9362 Lisa Donlan, Parent and President CEC1:  917-848-5873 Julie Cavanagh, Teacher PS 15, GEM/CAPE: 917-836-6465 Fight Back Friday:  After More Than a Week of Protests and Outrage, School-Communities Mobilize to Demand Our Governor and Mayor Put Our Children First … Continue reading

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