This is part of the development of the ground game any caucus in the union needs to develop, something that has not happened in the past. MORE has a high concentration of activists in that area of Brooklyn and made an attempt to reach out to as many schools as possible. Hopefully this can be done in other areas soon. I do not see this as something to do in an election year and then drop it until the next time but an ongoing organizing effort. Anyway, sometimes you just have to party instead of holding meetings.
Also -- Saturday MORE will be holding a "Lesson from Chicago event at 3:30 at NYU with Xian Barrett from CORE and Julie Cavanagh from MORE as speakers. I'll post that event separately.
They are busy little bees, aren't they?
And I want to note that yesterday some of us reconnected by email to the always awesome Liza Campbell, now working at a great school in Seattle. How much do we miss her activism, passion and intelligence? Seattle's gain as Washington State fights the Gates machine's attempt to install charters.
(See the also wonderful James Boutin reporting from his job in Seattle on the charter battle: An Urban Teacher's Education
Bus: B63 to 5th Avenue and either Prospect Avenue or 18th Street.