Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Next MORE Meeting: What do you think about the Common Core?

Some of you might think why does MORE need to decide on a position on the common core? It should be a no-brainer. Well it is not. There are many progressives out there who are not clear about the issue, especially with the propaganda mill from the UFT/AFT, major corporations, the entire educational top level leadership etc. MORE has not had time and now is the time to refine things. Even if you can't make the meeting email MORE with ideas: more@morecaucusnyc.org.


Come to the general meeting November 16th
to help decide MORE's position on the Common Core
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Our next general meeting will discuss what position our caucus should take on the Common Core. Check out some of the links below for the latest commentary.  Join us to add your voice!

Anthony Cody: Common Core Fails the Test
NYC Educator: Common Core Geniuses
Perdido Street: Why Common Core Will Fail

   
Check out pictures of the Oct 30th "Funeral" to protest colocations at the PEP. Video on Ed Notes
The campaign for a moratorium on test-based evaluations continues!  

Please make sure you have collected signatures on our petition from your colleagues.
Please consider bringing it before a chapter meeting so your chapter can endorse (see model letter here)
Print a copy here.   Sign and share the electronic version of the petition, as well.

Petitions can be returned before November 13th (scan and email to to more@morecaucusnyc.org or send hard copies via mail to 305 E. 140th #5A, Bronx, NY, 10454). 

Test Boycotts spread!

 

Students at Stuyvesant high school became the latest to boycott the new tests from the evaluation system.

Sign a petition in support of the Castle Bridge Elementary School parents who boycotted.
Read more in the Indypendent and hear from the school's principal in Schoolbook about why she supports the boycott.

Resistance News Roundup

Nearly 1,000 Rally Against Senator Flanagan
Port Jefferson Teachers Association

Who's Really Behind Campbell Brown's Sneaky Education Outfit?
Mother Jones

Small High Schools are Better, Say Small School Advocates
Assailed Teacher

Chris Christie and Why Teaching Intersects With Women's Rights
The Jose Vilson
Read more about the event and download a flyer by clicking above.  Join an ongoing support group of educators dealing with supervisory harassment by emailing DTOE+subscribe@googlegroups.com 

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NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Sat., Nov. 16th, 12-3pm
224 W 29th St 14th fl.
(btwn 7th and 8th ave)

SAVE THE DATE!
Holiday Party!
Friday, Dec. 6th, 5-9pm
O'Reilly's
21 W 35th St (betw. 5th & 6th).

COMMITTEES:

Newsletter Committee
news@morecaucusnyc.org
TODAY Tue., Nov. 5th, 5PM
Karavas Place
162 W 4th St @ 6th Ave

Steering Committee
steering@morecaucusnyc.org
Mon. Nov. 11th, 5PM
Meeting minutes here

Membership Committee
membership@morecaucusnyc.org
Sat., Nov. 26th, 11AM - 1PM
Park Slope
Email for exact location

Contract Committee
contract@morecaucusnyc.org
Next Meeting Wed. Nov. 20th after DA
Location TBA

Chapter Organizing Committee
chapters@morecaucusnyc.org
Planning Meeting Nov. 21st, 5PM
Location TBA

High Stake Testing Committee
testing@morecaucusnyc.org

Media Committee
media@morecaucusnyc.org

STAYING IN TOUCH: 
Comments? Suggestions?
Email update@morecacusnyc.org with items for future updates

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