Come to the general meeting November 16th to help decide MORE's position on the Common Core
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Weekly Update #75
November 12th, 2013
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Sat., Nov. 16th, 12-3pm
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(btwn 7th and 8th ave)

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Friday, Dec. 6th, 5-9pm
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Sat., Nov. 26th, 11AM - 1PM
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Next Meeting Wed. Nov. 20th after DA
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Chapter Organizing Committee
Planning Meeting Nov. 21st, 5PM
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Our next general meeting will discuss what position our caucus should take on the Common Core. Check out some of the links below for the latest commentary.  Join us to add your voice! 

Capital New York: DOE Introduces New Parent Conference in Response to Common Core Fallout
Anthony Cody: Common Core Fails the Test
NYC Educator: Common Core Geniuses
Perdido Street: Why Common Core Will Fail

What Will the De Blasio Win Mean for NYC Educators?

What de Blasio's Win in NYC Means for Education Reform
Washington Post

The de Blasio Mandate for Education
Diane Ravitch

Resistance News Round-up

Superman is Not Coming
Columbia Spectator

Election 2013's Biggest Winner? Labor Unions

The Struggle to Save Worker Education at Brooklyn College
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The campaign for a moratorium on test-based evaluations continues!  

Please make sure you have collected signatures on our petition from your colleagues.
Please consider bringing it before a chapter meeting so your chapter can endorse (see model letter here)
Print a copy here.   Sign and share the electronic version of the petition, as well.

Petitions can be returned before November 13th (scan and email to to or send hard copies via mail to 305 E. 140th #5A, Bronx, NY, 10454). 
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