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Weekly Update #70
October 7, 2013
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Day of Action Against Test-Based Evaluations
Wednesday, October 9th
Outside DA @ UFT HQ
52 B'way - 4pm-6pm
City-wide at schools

3rd Saturday - Noon to 3:00pm

October 19
224 West 29th St 14th fl.
(btwn 7th and 8th ave)

November 16th
Location TBA

Contract Committee
Wed. Oct 9th at 6:15pm
Au Bon Pain - 60 Broad St.
Meeting Minutes here 

Steering Committee
TODAY Mon. Oct. 7th at 8pm
Phone Conference - reply for details
Mon. Oct. 21th at 5PM 
CUNY Grad Center, Rm. 5409 
Meeting minutes here

Newsletter Committee

Membership Committee
Wed. Oct 9th at 6:15pm
Au Bon Pain - 60 Broad St.

Chapter Organizing Committee

Media Committee

High Stake Testing Committee
Monday, Oct. 14th, 2:00-4:00pm.
CUNY Grad Center, Rm 5414

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Email update@morecacusnyc.org with items for future updates


OCTOBER 9th Day of Action!

Check out the toolkit and stickers (PDF, doc)

Mobilize your coworkers, parents and community to take a stand against test-based teacher evals. 
  • Wear RED and stickers to work
  • Distribute this flyer to coworkers
  • Join us at the UFT Delegate Assembly at 4:00-6:00pm (52 Broadway, 4/5 to Wall St. A/C to Fulton)
  • Make copies of the flyer to distribute there (will be posted tomorrow on MORE website)
On October 9th at 4:00 p.m., activists from all over the city will gather at UFT headquarters to protest the emphasis on high stakes testing that is harming our children, educators, and public schools. Read more at MOREcaucusNYC.org...

RSVP on Facebook here
High Stakes Disaster Around New York

MORE's Jia Lee and CTS' Fred Smith speak out at HST Forum in District 15.

Lisa North points out that the UFT said not to evaluate based on test scores

Almost 40% of Syracuse Teachers need improvement plan under new eval system.

Common core textbooks still not delivered to New York City schools

2500 teachers, parents and administrators protest high-stakes testing in Buffalo

Educator under attack?  Join MORE's "Don't Tread on Educators" support group by emailing dtoe-subscribe@googlegroups.com

MORE's next general meeting is on

Saturday, October 19th [at 224 West 29th St 14th fl., btwn 7th and 8th ave]. 

Discussions will include the our campaign against the high-stakes test based evaluation system and MORE's strategy and tactics in the UFT Delegate Assembly.
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