Thursday, February 03, 2011

SCHOOL CLOSING RALLY AND PEP TONIGHT

Part I of the latest school closing Panel for Educational Policy meetings was depressing on Tuesday with ten schools facing the PEP axe and we had to compete with charter school supporters who came in masse to the meeting.

Today at Brooklyn Tech is part II as 13 schools face execution. Before the meeting, the UFT is planning a rally. Please be there for both the rally and the meeting. We need all of our members. The anti union atmosphere is getting worse.

Rally is at 4:30 p.m. and the PEP meeting is at 6:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Tech is at DeKalb Ave. and Greene Pl. in downtown Brooklyn.

1 comment:

Gail from Niles said...

I am a parent and strong education advocate in the Fremont Unified School District (Fremont, CA). I occasionally blog on The Daily Kos; as well as some other local blogs for children and education. I am writing today as a representative of Save Our Schools March (www.saveourschoolsmarch.org ) to ask you on Monday, February 14 to write something about why you love education and possibly include a link to our march and rally in DC this July.

The message we want to get out to as many people on Valentine’s Day is that everyone who cares about young people also cares about our schools. Our best schools nurture our children; make them feel safe and able to take the risks they need to in order to learn. But our schools are in danger of becoming even more narrowly focused on test preparation; while class sizes rise and teachers are blamed for the ravages poverty inflicts on their students.

We are responding. We love our schools. We declare Valentine’s Day, 2011, to be I Love Public Education Blog Day. On this day we will write our hearts out, about why it is that public education is so important to us, our children, and our democratic society. If you or your readers will join us and tell why you love public education too, send your comments and posts to saveourschoolsmarch@gmail.com.
Writing will be displayed at the www.SaveOurSchoolsmarch.org website, and will be tweeted with the hashtag #LovePublicEd. We offer the march and events of July 28 to 31st in Washington, DC, as a focal point for this movement, and we ask participants to link to this event, so we can build momentum for our efforts. If your readers wish to repeat this post on their own blog, we would love it. We would love if you could use our graphic to indicate that this is part of our campaign.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at saveourschoolsmarch@gmail.com .