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MORE Weekly Update #65, Sept. 2, 2013



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Weekly Update #65
September 2, 2013
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COMMITTEES:
High Stake Testing Committee
testing@morecaucusnyc.org

Fri. Sept. 6 at 4:30PM
Bryant Park / Tables @ NE Side

Steering Committee
steering@morecaucusnyc.org
Mon. Sept. 2nd at 8PM
Phone Meeting - RSVP for details
Mon. Sept. 16th at 5PM
CUNY Grad Center, Rm. 5409
Meeting minutes here

Contract Committee
contract@morecaucusnyc.org
After the citywide CL meeting
Wed. Sept. 12th at 6PM
Au Bon Pain
70 Myrtle Ave

Newsletter Committee
news@morecaucusnyc.org

Chapter Organizing Committee
chapters@morecaucusnyc.org
Happy Hour/Discussion: Evaluations
Thurs. Sept. 26 ​at 5pm  - Killarney Rose 

Meeting minutes here

Media Committee
media@morecaucusnyc.org

FALL GENERAL MEETINGS
3rd Saturday - Noon to 3pm
Sep 21 (Evaluations)
Oct 19 & Nov 16

Locations & other topics TBA -
reply if you have suggestions


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MORE Needs help with folks who can join our Evaluations Working Group.

The first conference call will be conducted on Tuesday at 8:30 PM.  Please reply for additional info!

Most teachers, students, and parents agree that the city's new teacher evaluation system is a misguided attempt to distract New Yorkers from the real challenges faced by our schools and students.  But what's a teacher to do?

Take Action - Share the video and sign the petition for a moratorium on the new evaluations system

"We, the educators, parents and community members of New York City, call on State Education Commissioner King, the new Mayor of New York City, and the UFT leadership to implement a MORATORIUM ON THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM. This system disproportionately weights the use of high stakes test scores over qualitative assessments to determine the quality of teacher performance..."

Read the full petition here: http://tiny.cc/MOREpetition



In her piece "The Noose or the Sword: Choosing Your Evaluation," Julie Cavanagh (Chapter Leader, PS15K) examines the pros and cons of the three paths - compliance, uber compliance, or the middle way - individual teachers and school-based committees must make in the coming weeks.
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Brunch Fundraiser:
Saturday, October 5th11:30AM-1:30PM
Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew
520 Clinton Ave (betw. Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.) C train to Clinton/Washington
Clinton Hil,  Brooklyn
 


First MORE Meeting:
September 21st - 12-3PM NYC location
(pick up hard copies of the petition and newsletter; focus on explaining eval and how we are fighting back against it)


MORE-DA Action:
October 9th – outside/city-wide at schools
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