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!
Democracy & Dignity In Education Forum
Sat 2.23 / 3-5pm
365 5th Ave. rm 5414
Mon 2.4.13 Cosi - 55 Broad St.
General Mtg Sat 2.9.13
Planning/Election Cmte Thurs 2.21.13
Come to the 1st MORE meeting of 2013!
12:00-3:00pm, Saturday Jan 26th 2013
224 West 29th St. btwn 7/8ave NYC 14thfloor
During the recent evaluation negotiations, MORE fought for democracy
within OUR union. MORE believes that members should have direct input
into all major decisions.
Evaluations are just one of many issues MORE is organizing around:
closing schools, forced co-locations, over-testing and underfunding,
ATRs, denial of tenure, mounds of paper-work, Danielson, common core,
special ed violations, and the continued attempt to destroy unions (as
in the current school bus strike)….
The time is now!
Come build a positive alternative that challenges the UFT/Unity Caucus leadership.
Join us at our general meeting Saturday 1/26. We will discuss why we
have been successful in growing this democratic movement and what our
strategies will be moving forward.
Come find out how to work with MORE in the upcoming UFT elections…
including opportunities to run, petition for signatures, leaflet, and
There will also be an opportunity to discuss proposals for an elected
MORE leadership body - reply to this email for details, or to join our
discussion list. If you have sold raffle tickets bring money and/or
unsold tickets to meeting, please contact us if you can't make it.
Solidarity with the Bus Driver's Strike!
MORE proudly supports the Drivers, Matron-Attendant Escorts, and Mechanics of Local ATU 1181-1061
as their strike enters its second week to. They are fighting to protect
their jobs as well as the safety of the students they drive to school.
We implore the Mayor to bargain in good faith to ensure that our
students continue to ride to school in safe buses with trained
We, the teachers of these students, demand no less!
While we applaud the UFT leadership for standing their ground, the MORE
Caucus has no intention of giving up the fight to prevent our teachers
and students from being given over to the standardized testing regime.
We know there will be efforts in the future to convert our schools into
low-level thinking factories and our teachers into low-skilled, low-paid
So, why did the evaluation deal fall through? Read MORE's post-mortem on the deal...