Thursday, March 22, 5PM at News Corp HQ: Meet at 30 Rockefeller Center.
Email me if you want the pdf for your school: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every UFT member who can make this should be there.
If you're asking why the Post and not the Times, we start with the most sleaze first, though given that the Daily News sent a reporter and fotog to my friend's door on a Saturday morning makes them just as sleazy.
Let's make this clear -- this is NOT an action of the UFT (though it wouldn't surprise me to see them glom onto this) but of the Occupy DOE group with the support of pretty much all the activist groups.
The still unnamed State of the Union which includes activists from all the groups is also supporting.
Educators Stand Up to the NY Post!
Protest the New York Post's Decision to Publish Faulty Teacher Data Reports, Ties to Education Deform, and Distribution of Vile and Bigoted Pseudo-Reporting to Our Schools
The New York Post despicably published the Teacher Data Reports of some 1800 fourth through eighth grade teachers, with full knowledge of their many flaws from inaccurate class rosters to statistically irrelevant sample sizes and the massive opposition to their focus on high stakes standardized testing as the only means of assessing teachers and students. The Post's parent company, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, has a history of connections to the worst actors in the movement against teachers and students, including hiring former New York City Chancellor of Schools, Joel Klein. This only adds to the already outrageous free distribution of the New York Post, a racist, sexist, pornographic rag of a newspaper, to our public schools.
Join Occupy the Department of Education for a protest at News Corporation's Headquarters, and a tour of the publications that betrayed our teachers and students through the publication of teacher data reports.
Thursday, March 22
Meet at 30 Rockefeller Center
Wear Black to mourn the "death of teaching" and your "scarlet number" to show we won't be shamed!
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