Archives For September 2012

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PARENTS “Won’t Back Down”

FROM FIGHTING THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF OUR SCHOOLS!

The film “Won’t Back Down” is backed by conservative billionaires Rupert Murdoch and Philip Anschtuz. The law portrayed in the movie, called parent trigger, claims to be about parent empowerment but actually promotes the privatization of public schools and blaming teachers for struggling schools.The movie claims to be ‘inspired by actual events’ but not a single school in the country has successfully used Parent Trigger.

This Sunday, at the red carpet world premiere of the movie, JOIN us in showing Hollywood & the paparazzi the REAL parents who “won’t back down.”

=> Sunday at 4:30pm

Ziegfeld Theatre

Meet at corner on 54th st. and 6th Ave. Midtown

Subways: B, D, E to 7th ave, N, Q, R or F to 57th St.-7th Ave.

For more info, call or Email Julian Vinocur julian

Dear Chicago Teachers,

The Movement of Rank & File Educators (MORE) Caucus, the new and growing social justice caucus of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers (UFT), enthusiastically salutes your valiant struggle against the Chicago Public Schools System and in defense of its students, teachers, and their parents.

We here in NYC recognize you as the epicenter of teacher and worker fightback nationwide.
Continue Reading…

Please download this leaflet and distribute at your school. You can also tell us where you can distribute to help us keep track.

MORE believes that we can transform the UFT into a force that can win us a good contract, build
an activist alliance with parent and community groups to stop the political assaults against our schools and our union, and stop the testing craze which threatens students’ learning conditions and teachers’ job protections. Continue Reading…

Please join MORE to stand with CTU and against corporate reformers bent on destroying public education across the country…

Urgent – Chicago Strike Solidarity Rally Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

Please also support Chicago Teachers by donating to the CTU Solidarity Fund

To get involved with future CTU solidarity work in New York, reply to this email, or contactnycctusolidarity@gmail.com

Chicago teachers are likely to strike tomorrow. Please join MORE to stand with them in solidarity!
When: Monday, September 10th at 5pm
Where: Meet at the south side of Union Square (14th Street)
Teachers in Chicago are striking for increased resources and quality programs for students and fair working conditions for teachers.
MORE sees the Chicago teachers’ fight as part of a growing national resistance movement against corporate-backed education reformers who bash teachers, push high stakes testing, and promote school privatization as solutions to the problems in our public education system. The destructive “reforms” being pushed in Chicago are the same as those we see here in New York.
Come early at 4:30 to make signs. We’ll have some supplies, but folks are strongly encouraged to bring extra poster board and markers. After a rally with speeches from several union activists, we’ll march at 5:30 to the New York office of Democrats for Education reform, a PAC made up of hedge fund managers seeking to profit from school privatization schemes. DFER has sponsored anti-CTU ads and petitions in Chicago and supports pro-charter, pro-reform candidates and policies here in New York. The DFER office is at 928 Broadway between 21st and 22nd Streets.
And, wear red!

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
March with MORE/uft

Meet-up at the NE corner of 6th Ave & 45th Street at 10:00 am
We will join with the UFT Contingent at 10:45 am

Our Brand New Red MORE Tee-Shirts will be for sale. Buy one before they are gone! ($20)

And please wear RED to the parade in solidarity with Chicago Teachers who may go out on strike the following Monday (9/10).

(The UFT contingent will be gathering on East 45th Street between Fifth and Vanderbilt Avenues and
will start marching at 11:15 am down 5th Avenue, ending at 66th Street and Fifth Avenue. )