Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday: Change the Stakes Meeting Focuses on Coming Field Test Boycott

This in from parent activist Janine Sopp. I can't make this meeting as we have an ICE meeting tomorrow but these CTS meetings are becoming the epicenter of the opt-out movement with even people from around the state touching base to widen the impact of the movement beyond the city. There will also be some kind of demo/rally coming up in June. Teachers with parent contacts who might have an interest should be informed about these meeting.

By the way, the CTS group is holding a family picnic in Central Park on Saturday May 18 starting at 3PM, exact location to be announced.


As many of you know, the Pearson field tests are scheduled to hit our schools from June 3-7, less than a month away. Several people have been already been discussing their objection and desired actions against these tests again this year. We invite you to the next Change the Stakes meeting in which a boycott action will be on the agenda. We will have a preliminary discussion and spend some time outlining various strategies. We would like to collaborate with other groups and individuals on this and hope you will join this initial conversation. We are planning another meeting dedicated to this on the Monday following (location TBD) and would like to have as many groups come together. If you cannot make Friday's meeting but want to be involved please reply and we'll be sure to include you in the minutes and next steps. If you have someone who can represent your group, please let us know. We'll send details for the Monday meeting asap. For sure, it will take a group effort to pull off the kind of response we hope to create.

As always, our meetings are open to all but folks need photo ID to enter the building.

Change the Stakes Meeting
Friday, May 10th, 5:30-7:30 PM
CUNY Grad Center, Room 4202

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