The MORE testing event is sure to be a good way to spend an afternoon with other like-minded people.
You can read more on the ATR issue at ICE: SUPPORT ATRS AT UFT EXECUTIVE BOARD MONDAY EVENING PROMPTLY AT 6:00 PM
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There is a token 10 minute open mic before the meeting starts - With Jeff and James on the EBoard from 2004-7, we began bringing people from the rubber room to speak out there.
By the way, that open mic was instituted one evening by Randi after a hot and heavy email exchange between us early that morning where I challenged her to open up Exec Bd meetings so members can participate -- I meant really participate in the debates, not a bogus period of time before the meeting starts that Unity has increasingly limited. I was the first and often only person to use that time for months and since no one else did I had the full 10 minutes. Now they divide the 10 minutes by the number of speakers.
I thought I was speaking truth to power but finally realized what the hell does that really mean? Finally, I stopped giving a shit about making the union leaders listen to me. The only thing they will ever understand is having hundreds of hostile teachers surround their building.
Unless people use these meetings as political events and report what happens widely, it is a waste of time. But Monday night I think it will be a political event and for those who can make it worthwhile.
Executive Board Meeting
- Diverse and authentic assessments used to inform instruction. Less time spent on test prep and bureaucratic paperwork so teachers can focus on planning meaningful instruction.
- Culturally responsive, collaborative, and student-centered curriculum.
- Well-rounded and robust programs including arts, physical education, and career and technical education for all.
- Re-claiming a moral profession in unethical times.