EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
These are the three pillars on which Ed Notes is founded – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We are part of a tiny band of resisters. Nothing will change unless YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
UFT leadership’s only fair contract strategy is to influence the
Democratic mayoral primary in hopes that the new mayor will feel obliged
to the UFT. However, after the election, the UFT will have no leverage
over the Mayor, leaving teachers in a weak position to negotiate. The
lack of real UFT mobilization has given the DOE the green light to
violate our contract, increase the number of observations, and use
partial observations against teachers.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Why union contracts are good for educators and the public
Strategies for winning a contract that can protect us from the worst aspects of the new evaluation system
How do we protect educators' and students' rights?
Supporting teacher professionalism and checking administrative power
BONUS: Watch Chicago teachers sing "(When There's a Contract, Then) Call Us Maybe" during their 2012 contract fight.
DON'T MISS OUR FINAL SUMMER SERIES SESSION:
August 22: The First Days of School: How to Build an Active Chapter
The Movement of Rank and File Educators encourages all UFT members,
education activists, and all those who are concerned about the future of
democracy and justice in this country, to attend the March on
Washington, DC on August 24th, 2013. UFT members and their guests can travel for free on UFT-sponsored buses.
UFT members and their guests can register for free rides on UFT-sponsored buses here.
MORE is looking for members to help with website design, proofreading,
treasury, fundraising, and planning social events. Please reply if you
can help out.
Also, consider attending the meeting of the media committee: Monday, Aug. 5, 9:30 AM
370 7th Ave @ 31st
This weekend (August 1st-5th), hundreds of student leaders and activists
converged in Madison, WI, to discuss strategies for bringing economic
and social justice to their respective campuses and communities.
Shout-out to these young labor and social justice activists for
fostering solidarity among national/international students and
View the program, and watch footage from last year's conference at The Ohio State University.
99 Pickets Solidarity Meeting: Thursday, August 8
Join 99 Pickets, New York's worker solidarity group, for their new monthly meetings. On the second Thursday
of every month, workers and organizers from campaigns around the city
will join with activists to learn what's happening and plan actions to
support worker struggles.
Thursday, August 8, 6-8pm 310 W. 43 St. (at 8th Ave.) in the basement RSVP on Facebook
Potluck dinner--if you're so moved, bring a dish, snacks, or dessert!
Childcare available--please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're bringing your children, and indicate their age(s).