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Weekly Update #68
September 23, 2013
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News (announcements/articles)
Discussion (debate/back-and-forth)
Chapter Leader (discussion for chapter activists)

3rd Saturday - Noon to 3pm

October 19
November 16

Location TBA

MORE Fundraising Brunch
Saturday, October 5
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew
520 Clinton Ave. (BK)

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

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

Steering Committee
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
Happy Hour/Discussion: Evaluations
Thurs. Sept. 26 ​at 5pm  - Killarney Rose 

Meeting minutes here

Media Committee

High Stake Testing Committee

Comments? Suggestions?
Email update@morecacusnyc.org with items for future updates


On the blogs: 

Eterno on the DA: Mulgrew Stifles Dissent

Norm Scott Reviews Ravitch's “Reign of Error”

Raging Horse: The Lie and Disgrace that is NBC’s Education Nation 

Jose Vilson on "Boredom, Thy Name Is Charlotte Danielson (On Rubrics and Misuse)"

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 4-6pm (52 Broadway, 4/5 to Wall St. A/C to Fulton) - RSVP on Facebook here
Testing Cannot Measure Teachers' Effectiveness!


From Mexico City to NYC

Teacher Insurgency

in Mexico

Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center  - Rm. 5409
365 5th Ave. at 34th St.
B/D/F to 34th; 6 to 33rd (Bring ID)
Since mid-August, teachers in Mexico have struck against union-busting educational “reform” laws. Come to a video reportback and discussion with NYC educators who were present in Mexico City and Oaxaca during this struggle.
(Not a MORE event, but Gloria Brandman from MORE will speak).

Chapter Organizing
Happy Hour

Happy Hour/Discussion: Evaluations
Thurs. Sept. 26 5pm 
Killarney Rose 

127 Pearl St
(2/3/4/5 to Wall St. or J to Broad)

How do we use resistance the evaluation system to build our chapters?

Bring your friends and co-workers!

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