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!
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Weekly Newsletter #25 - September 19, 2012
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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.

Join MORE: click here.
- For a democratic union
- 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 in the news:
Check out MORE members Julie Cavanagh and Megan Behrent discussing the Chicago strike on national television.

Spread the word about MORE
to your coworkers by distributing our latest leaflet: "Why we are running in the elections"

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.

Why Chicago Matters

MORE's Patrick Walsh: All Eyes on Chicago
MORE's Brian Jones in the New York Times
Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News
In our state: the Buffalo News says testing is a failure

Fundraising Social!
Sept 29th, 7pm
132 16th St.
(btw 4th & 5th)
R Train to Prospect

You heard it right, MORE is running in the spring UFT elections (find out why!).  And that takes money for mailings, outreach and advertising!

Come to a party to meet great educators like you who believe in public education and are going to fight hard to save it. 

Bring your friends, bring your family (over 21), and bring you checkbook or cash.

We need your support to run in the upcoming UFT election against the current leadership. Come find out MORE about us!

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