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Weekly Update #79
December 9, 2013
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NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Jan. 18th, 2014
12pm-3pm
New Location!
The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Childcare available but please RSVP no later than Jan. 13 to more@morecaucusnyc.org


COMMITTEES:

High Stake Testing Committee
testing@morecaucusnyc.org
Sun., Dec 15, 11am
Public Atrium, 60 Wall Street

Steering Committee
Sun., Dec. 15th
steering@morecaucusnyc.org

Membership Committee
membership@morecaucusnyc.org

Contract Committee
Wed., Dec. 11, after DA mtg
Au Bon Pain nearby
contract@morecaucusnyc.org

Chapter Organizing Committee
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Newsletter Committee
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Media Committee
media@morecaucusnyc.org

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BROOKLYN
Tuesday Dec 10.
6:30-8:30pm
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue.

MANHATTAN
Wednesday Dec 11.
5:00-7:00pm
Spruce Street School
12 Spruce Street

"We want to understand parents' concerns" - John King

LET'S MAKE SURE HE DOES.

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Help MORE Distribute Flyers at the UFT Delegate Assembly (Wed., Dec. 11)

52 Broadway, 4:15PM - 2/3/4/5 to Wall St., J/M to Broad, 1/N to Rector

view/print flyer:

Front: DA Bulletin: Democracy
Back: What do we want in our contract?



 
VIDEO: Our Schools Are Not For Sale
Click here to watch!



Public education is under attack. Will we learn to live with a two-tier education system where money comes first, or will we come together to guarantee a quality education for every child and young person?

Our Schools Are Not For Sale is the story of Philadelphia's teachers, parents, students, and communities who are fighting for public schools that are well-resourced, high-quality and available to all. Watch how local communities are responding to a year of unprecedented attacks, including the closing of 24 schools, layoffs of hundreds of teachers and counselors, and the elimination of school libraries, art, music, and sports programs.

This video is a message to everyone who cares about the future of public schools. Now more than ever, we need to reach out and begin conversations with neighbors, friends, coworkers, and students about how each of us can contribute to the fight for public schools. Contact Media Mobilizing Project to host a community screening today!


MORE Holiday Retreat!

CUNY Graduate Center
34th St. and 5th Ave.
Rms 5409 and 5414
Sat., Dec. 30th
12-5pm
Pizza and beverages will be served

Strategy Session:
  • Set the short/long term goals of MORE
  • How will we mobilize MORE members and activists?
  • Committees will have time to meet
NOTE: This is a planning meeting. If you know new members who'd like to get more involved, please ask them to come to our first 2014 general meeting.

Resistance News Round-up

10 Racial Justice Wins for 2013
ColorLines

Why I Think the UFT Should Really Fight Advance (part 2): Speaking Up at the Delegate Assembly
MORE Caucus NYC

UPDATED: Teachers Talk Testing Forum at PS 321 a Rousing Success
Ed Notes Online

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Permitting Pension Cuts is a Terrible Precedent
ICEUFT Blog

PISA: It's Poverty, Not Stupid
The Principal Difference

Join Diane Ravitch and the Friends of PS 15 for a "Meet the Author" Event



Come discuss Ravitch's new book, Reign of Error, which offers a comprehensive look at today's American school system and argues against those who say say it is broken beyond repair.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11
PS 15: The Patrick F. Daly School
71 Sullivan Street
Red Hook, Brookln
Library opens at 5:00pm; event starts at 7:00pm

For more info or to RSVP, email friendsofps15booktalk@gmail.com

Steering Committee Elections

A new election for Steering Committee is quickly approaching.

There are 9 seats with 6-month terms; any MORE member is eligible. Our membership agreed we want diversity in all of its forms. 

Please nominate yourself or someone else by emailing jcavanagh15@gmail.com before December 8th. Electronic voting will be open between 12/12 - 12/20.
Membership Renewal Time is here. Please renew your MORE membership for the  2013-14 school year. You can pay via Paypal, send in a check.

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