Monday, March 8, 2010

Upcoming Events:

  •  GEM and CAPE are having an important forum on CHARTER SCHOOLS! This is an unusual opportunity to learn about NYC public school communities experiences of charter take overs. Hear from parents and teachers about their struggles to defend their schools from unfair and unwanted "co-locations". Find out how people are defending themselves against privatization and how you can get involved in the struggle!
Impact of Charter Schools & School 
Closings on Public Education and 
What We Can Do About It 
Wednesday March 10th 
4:30 - 7:00 PM 
Bedford Library 
496 Franklin Ave – Brooklyn 
C Train to Franklin Ave. 

Sponsors: 
GEM - Grassroots Education Movement 
CAPE - Concerned Advocates for Public Education


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  • You are invited to an Urban Forum March 11 entitled "Behind the Drive To Privatize -- Public Education: Where Racism and Class Intersect."

The forum will be faciliated by Ajamu Sankofa, Coordinator of the Urban Leadership Program of the Murphy Institute, and sponsored by Class Struggle Education Workers.

Speakers and themes:

Sean Ahern:              The Disappearing Black and Latino Educator

Antoine Bogard:        The Charter Invasion of  Harlem

Sandor John:             Struggles against Privatization from CUNY to  California,
                                               Mexico and Puerto Rico

Marjorie Stamberg    What's Marx got to do with it?
                                                      Privatization and the Capitalist System

I'd particularly like to invite local activists, parents, communitiy and union activists to raise issues from the floor so we can have a broad and lively discussion of these pressing issues.

Time and Place:
Thursday, March 11
CUNY Grad Center 5th Avenue and 34th St, Room 5409
Time:  4:30 to 7:00

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June 4th City-Wide School-Community Based Protests: No School-Based Budget Cuts or School Layoffs

June 4th City-Wide School-Community Based Protests:  No School-Based Budget Cuts or School Layoffs
Parents, Students, and School Workers at PS 15 Demand Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein Prioritize Spending for Public Education!

Public Education in NYC has faced over 500 million in cuts since 2009. The Mayor must seek other revenues instead of cutting our schools and other important services that are the lifeblood of our communities!

Bailouts for Banks and Wall Street but NOT FOR OUR KIDS? SAVE OUR SCHOOLS... STOP THE FORCES WHO SEEK TO DISMANTLE AND DESTROY PUBLIC EDUCATION!