Saturday, May 2, 2009

Teachers Unite Course: Organizing to Transform Public Education

I was away and didn't attend session one, but I hear it was a lively event with ICE's Michael Fiorillo and TJC's Kit Wainer as guest speakers. Megan Behrent from TJC and ISO facilitated. I'm going to try to make this tomorrow. There's still room. Check out the remaining sessions at Teachers Unite.

Session 2:
Organizing to Transform Public Education

What will it take to transform public education in NYC? Teachers will gain greater understanding of the root causes of the problems in education, with an understanding of the social/political and economic factors affecting these problems. Teachers will hear examples of education organizing work around NYC and learn what others are doing to help transform schools in their communities. Teachers will have an opportunity to begin exploring their own ideas for transforming public education.

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Social Justice Leadership, 1916 Park Avenue (130th St.), Suite 305

Free childcare may be available during this session for those who request it by April 17th. For more info, please write sally@teachersunite.net

Facilitator: Angelica Otero


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