Monday, September 9, 2013

MORE Weekly Update #66 - Sept. 9, 2013

Lots of info packed in here. The highlight is that I picked up the first edition of our newletter: MORE Stuff in Your Mailbox.
This is the one committee in MORE that I have tried to be fairly active on. How nice to have all these young whippersnappers doing all the work while old folk like me rest.

Let me know if you will distribute the newsletter in your school. The only way to beat the Unity machine is to get info countering their propaganda with info of our own, not just every 3 years in the election cycle, but on a regular basis. I've been pushing for this type of initiative for a long time and how nice to see it become reality -- thanks to the great MORE newsletter committee: Brian Jones, Don Doyle, Megan Behrent and Bill Linville. (And how great as an ICEer to be working with TJCer Megan -- so far the synergy of putting lots of smart people from different groups together in MORE is working).
... help distribute the new MORE Newsletter to your colleagues!
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Weekly Update #66
September 9, 2013
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Tuesday, Sept 10th

Read the results of MORE's survey and position on the Mayoral race.
3rd Saturday - Noon to 3pm
Sep 21 (Evaluations)
224 W. 29th St., 14th Fl.

Oct 19 & Nov 16
Location TBA

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News (announcements/articles)
Discussion (debate/back-and-forth)
Chapter Leader (discussion for chapter activists)

Contract Committee
After the citywide CL meeting
Wed. Sept. 12th at 6PM
Au Bon Pain
70 Myrtle Ave

Steering Committee
Mon. Sept. 16th at 5PM
CUNY Grad Center, Rm. 5409
Meeting minutes here

Newsletter Committee

Chapter Organizing Committee
Happy Hour/Discussion: Evaluations
Thurs. Sept. 26 ​at 5pm  - Killarney Rose 

Meeting minutes here

Media Committee

High Stake Testing Committee

Comments? Suggestions?
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MORE Newsletter

MORE's newsletter, "MORE Stuff in Your Mailbox" is hot off the press, with articles on the New Evaluation System, the Contract Fight, "Ask a Chapter Leader," and Community Voices.

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Most teachers, students, and parents agree that the city's new teacher evaluation system is a misguided attempt to distract New Yorkers from the real challenges faced by our schools and students.  But what's a teacher to do?

Take Action - Share the video and sign the petition for a moratorium on the new evaluations system

Brooklyn Back to School Happy Hour 
Friday, September 13th*
3:45 to 6:00
Franklin Park
618 St Johns Pl
 Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Banking!

Sunday, September 15th*
11am to 3pm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

To attend (or host your own) email
*We understand that many will not be able to attend because of Yom Kippur, but we are hoping that those who do not have holiday engagements will be able to join us)
Brunch Fundraiser:
Saturday, October 5th11:30AM-1:30PM
Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew
520 Clinton Ave (betw. Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.) C train to Clinton/Washington
Clinton Hil,  Brooklyn

First MORE Meeting:
September 21st - 12-3PM NYC location
(pick up hard copies of the petition and newsletter; focus on explaining eval and how we are fighting back against it)

Day of Action Around Evaluations
October 9th – outside/city-wide at schools



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