Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pssst! Want to Go to a Party? Friday, Dec. 6, 5-9 PM

Party MORE. No meeting, just eating - and drinking.
21 West 35th St. (between 5th – 6th Aves.)

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Weekly Update #78
December 3, 2013

MORE Holiday Party
Check out the awesome video here

We have a lot to celebrate!
All year we’ve been fighting for better teaching
and learning conditions and a more democratic union.
Join us for festivities, fun, food, and drinks
Friday, Dec. 6, 5-9pm
21 West 35th St. (between 5th – 6th Aves.) NYC

MORE Holiday Retreat!
CUNY Graduate Center
Sat., Dec. 30th

Come celebrate with the newly elected steering committee as they begin their work for 2014!
Watch and Share this Powerful Video! 
A message to Bill de Blasio about what we need from a new chancellor: More Teaching, Smaller Classes, Less Tests! ... from ParentVoicesNY

Other testing news:
Why so many parents hate Common Core
Diane Ravitch

Should First Graders Take a Test? Teachers: No
Labor Notes

Resistance News Round-up

Why I Think the UFT Should REALLY Fight “Advance” (Part 1)
Movement of Rank and File Educators

Why is the AFT Taking Money From Bill Gates?
Perdido Street School

Why The Children First Networks Must Go!
Chaz's School Daze

Gene Prisco's Passing a Big Loss

Novice teachers are not the solution
Helen Ladd

Steering Committee Elections

A new election for Steering Committee is quickly approaching.

There are 9 seats with 6-month terms; any MORE member is eligible. Our membership agreed we want diversity in all of its forms.

Please nominate yourself or someone else by emailing before December 8th. Electronic voting will be open between 12/12 - 12/20.
Membership Renewal Time is here. Please renew your MORE membership for the  2013-14 school year. You can pay via Paypal, send in a check.

We are asking $25/year (or less, if this is not possible). Better yet, become a Monthly Sustainer.

To renew your membership, click here.

Only current members can vote in the elections for the MORE Steering Committee.
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Thursday, Dec. 5th
Foley Sq.
(b/w Center St. and Lafayette St.)
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Jan. 18th, 2014
New Location!
The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday, Dec. 6th, 5-9pm
21 W 35th St (betw. 5th & 6th)


High Stake Testing Committee
Mon., Dec 15, 11am
Public Atrium, 60 Wall Street

Steering Committee

Membership Committee

Contract Committee

Chapter Organizing Committee

Newsletter Committee

Media Committee

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