Sunday, January 17, 2010

ICE Petition Signing Event at Murray Bergtraum HS, Jan. 29, 3-7 PM

NOTE: YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR THIS EVENT SO YOUR INFO CAN BE PREPRINTED ON PETITIONS TO SAVE YOU LOTS OF TIME

From Ellen Fox, ICE Election Committee

Help ICE-TJC get on the ballot, so it can launch a campaign against a Unity leadership that seems lost in a moment of crisis that it helped to create.


We really, really need everybody to pitch in for this important activity, so that a strong ICE-TJC slate can stand up against a UFT "leadership" that has allowed a situation of true crisis to develop.

Before our eyes, the threats continue to proliferate, as we watch more and more schools slated for closing; charters siphoning off students, space and resources that once belonged to neighborhood public schools; seasoned teachers turned to ATR's; others relegated to TRC's (aka Rubber Rooms). Now the corporate voices of Bloomberg, Klein, Arne Duncan, Weingarten and their ilk are calling for teacher ratings, and perhaps tenure, to be tied to student performance on standardized tests. Remember when our biggest problem was what to do with the 37 1/2 minutes?

In the face of all of this, Unity leadership looks more and more like a deer caught in the headlights, shifting the burden of defense increasingly to individual schools, without any effective and unified plan to ward off the threats.

We need your agreement to sign ICE petitions on Friday, January 29, as well as your personal data, including your complete name, file number, and the school where you are working, so that we can prepare petitions in advance for you to sign. You'll enjoy congenial company, perhaps a pizza or two, and the knowledge that you've taken a step to help us get on the ballot.

If you can attend email your name, school (or where you work) and file number or last 4 digits of SS to ellenunion@yahoo.com


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