Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big Rally Today at City Hall - Taking Back OUR Schools

I'm going with video camera in hand. Make sure to smile when you see me. And come along to the post rally happy hour afterwards - though I don't know where it is.

Taking Back OUR Schools Rally & March – NYC Metro

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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NYC Metro
“Declaration, Protest, Successes, and Call to Action”

Calling all NYC Metro Area community activists, the “voices of resistance”, families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, faith leaders, and all communities that believe in a good public education for all!
Join us in a march and rally seeking to create & sustain a public school system that provides a fully funded, equitable, community-based education for every child. This means that decisions about our children’s schooling would be made democratically by families and professional educators, free of corporate and political intervention.
Featuring a Message from Diane Ravitch
Speaking will be: Mark Naison, Brian Jones, Carol Burris, Jeannette Deutermann, Leonie Haimson, Joe Rella, Jose Vilson, NYC student “J”,  Marla Kilfoyle, Melissa Tomlinson, Monty Neill, Dao Tran, Ken Mitchell, Daiyu Suzuki, Akinlabi Mackall, Muba Yarofulani, Rosie Frascella, Stephanie Rivera, Bianca Tanis,  Lisa Winter.
Entertaining will be: Terry Moore and Friends, Raging Grannies, Jeremy Dudley, and The Rude Mechanical Orchesta.
Participating groups:
Alliance for Quality Education – BATS – Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence (BNYEE) - Change The Stakes – Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats  -  Children Are More Than Test Scores – Class Size Matters – The Coalition for Educational Justice CEJ - Coalition for Public Education-Communities United New Jersey -Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College – EDU4 – FairTest- iCOPEHudson Valley Against Common Core -Lace to the Top - Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn– LI Opt Out - MORE –NAACP MID Manhattan-Network for Public Education-Newark Students Union-New Caucus of Newark- New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)New York Allies for Public Education – NY PRINCIPALS .ORG – NY Student Union –NYCORE – Parents Across America –    Parent Leadership Project-Parent Voices NYParents to Improve School Transportation – Port Jeff Station Teachers Association– Radical Women -Reclaiming the Conversation on Education – Save Our Schools (SOS) – Save Our Schools-NJ S.E.E.D.S. (SEEDSWORK) - Stop Common Core in New York State - Students Not Scores LI –Students United for Public Education (SUPE) – Teachers United – Time Out from Testing-UFT-United Opt Out National-Ya Ya Network-

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