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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
MORE Weekly Update #25 - Sept. 19, 2012
Build a positive, alternative leadership at our general meeting Saturday 9/22, sign the new petion around teacher evaluations, and come to our social next Saturday!
Movement of Rank & File Educators A Caucus of the UFT
Weekly Newsletter #25 - September 19, 2012
Saturday, September 22
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave @ 34th rm. 5414
12-3pm. Bring Photo ID.
Reply to this email by Thurs. for childcare
Norm, the strike in Chicago has made clear the importance of clear, collective leadership to confronting the forces that seek to destroy public education and teacher unionism.
Be a part of the democratic process of building an alternative, social justice caucus of the rank and file that we need.
Come to our general meeting on September 22nd.
We will be organizing our work for the fall - forming committees around action, education, internal & external communication, and the upcoming elections, and we need your help! Also we will be assessing and analyzing the national and local impact of the Chicago strike.
- For a just contract that improves teaching and learning conditions.
- For equitable school funding that addresses issues of poverty.
- For a union that works with communities and directly addresses racism in education.
- For an educated, organized and mobilized union membership!
Please take a second to forward this to a friend or coworker, and consider joining our discussion list or our chapter leader meetup list.
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.... Read more here
Other Upcoming Events:
District 15 Happy Hour - 10/19 Freddy’s Bar - 627 5th Ave. - R to Prospect
Evaluations petition now online!
Go to the MORE website to sign the petition to call for a vote on the new evaluation scheme.
You can also download a copy to distribute at your school.
In February, the UFT agreed to a new framework that will base 25-40% of our future evaluations on standardized test scores.
The union will be negotiating the final details with the city over the fall and winter, but the membership deserves a discussion and a vote on the agreement.