Written and edited by Norm Scott:
EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – 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 link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
GEM's Janine Sopp sent this along. She has been a major player with the GEM high stakes testing committee, which has involved with the opt-out movement in the Change the Stakes campaign.
I hope this finds you well. Together with many others, I
have been busy putting together a panel* on high-stakes testing that will take
place at BNS on Mon March 19. It's being sponsored by the BNS/BCS (PS146) PAC
and PS 29 and we are hoping for a full house of folks--from lots of schools and
throughout the community.
I am sure you are learning about our event through the
numerous listservs we are all connected to and have possibly been invited already. I'd love to invite you to help spread the word on your listservs and with our
posters in advance and also invite you and your organizations to bring information about the great work you
are doing around these issues. We
will have 2 or more information tables for hand outs, books, petitions, dvds or
any other literature you have to share, and if you would like to speak with
visitors, this would be a great way to explain what you are doing.
Please let us know if you will attend or send someone, or
can leave materials for us to display.
Also, let us know if you have any special requests.
I am attaching a jpeg here that is good for sharing
electronically (to listserv, FB page, etc.) as well as 2 color posters and on b
Since we are providing childcare and pizza for the children,
we hope this makes it even easier for families to attend what we expect to be a
timely, lively and informative panel.
(See details below)