Monday, August 27, 2012

E4E Buys Its Way Into Schools Using Tweed Contacts

A NYC Principal says: [E4E] is a very dangerous, corporate sponsored bunch of anti union elitists.  Most of them are not committed to staying in a classroom and actually teaching kids which is what this business is really all about. 
How much help is Tweed giving E4E in spreading their message?
They have organized "in school" networking events such as bringing in breakfast or lunch for an entire school staff and they facilitate focus groups on pertinent topics. ---- former network official
The email below was sent out by a retired high level official with a network to a list of principals in the network -- see list of schools below so you can be aware if they show up. Warn your principal of who these people are and what their intentions are. Or just print out the wonderful response of this principal.
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!
-------  I love you. This group,  however, is a very dangerous, corporate sponsored bunch of anti union elitists.  Most of them are not committed to staying in a classroom and actually teaching  kids which is what this business is really all about.

I do not wish to receive any more emails about this.  I also STRONGLY encourage everyone I work with and / or represent to do their own  research into this organization.  I am sure these two ladies are lovely and first class educators but however well intentioned they are they are working for a group that will undermine and destroy everything unions have worked to obtain for our communities...


Count me out on this one IN CAPITAL LETTERS!!!!


With much love,
Principal x
I received the email from multiple sources who object to the E4E message. One said that the person who sent it is a sweetheart and is just being duped by E4E.

Here are some of the schools whose principals were sent the email:
(14K110), (02M529), (20K445), (13K046), (14K250), (15K131), (13K044), (15K261), (15K094), (14K031), (02M489), (32K086), (14K132), (31R450),(13K509), (14K319), (15K088), (17K544), (17K352), (20K227), (32K383), (14K582), (32K403), (03M076), (17K394), (02M580), (14K059), (14K050), (05M154), (15K443), (16K308), (14K071), (13K133), (02M408), (16K040)
Note how E4E gains entry to schools by bringing in food for the entire staff and even being allowed to run events in the school. Imagine if NYCORE or MORE or GEM tried to gain entry to talk about focus issues.

I'm sure all these groups would join with the UFT in getting all our people in the schools to urge their colleagues to reject the E4E message.

The UFT seems to be OK with this but just watch during the election when MORE tries to get into schools to campaign.

Here is the original email from the retired network leader.
In my daily travels I often meet people who I think are really committed to public education and developing school communities. Recently I met with Lauren Goldberg and Courtney Morgan from Educators 4 Excellence <http://www.educators4excellence.org/>  (E4E).(I do not work for this organization. After meeting them I did become a member of the group) Their organization works to ensure that the voices of educators are included in the decisions that affect our profession and our students.  E4E hosts weekly events for individual schools and large monthly events for educators from across the city.  Lauren and Courtney collaborate with Principals in many ways. They have organized "in school" networking events such as bringing in breakfast or lunch for an entire school staff and they facilitate focus groups on pertinent topics. They also host larger events, like speakers, panel discussions, and movie screenings. Principals often accompany their staff to these events and then continue the conversation back at their schools. There is no charge for participation. Lauren and Courtney would love to meet to discuss all the opportunities. They can be reached at LGoldberg@educators4excellence.org or CMorgan@educators4excellence.org and at (212) 279-8510  ex. 18.  They look forward to hearing from you!

Fondly,
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E4E: New York Advance Screening of "Won't Back Down"!

Location:
TBD

When:
Thursday, Sep 13 06:00PM

Duration:
3 Hours

Description:
Join us for an advance screening of the new movie, "Won't Back Down".  There will be a panel discussion following the screening.


2 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm not an educator, but I do have a child in public school and try to keep up with the politics and such. My kid's school is on the list of schools whose principals were contacted. Is there anything I can do as a parent to keep organizations like this out of our school?

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