Anyone interested in forming a grassroots committee at your school? FOR community control and AGAINST privatization!!
COME TO THE CUNY GRADUATE CENTER, 34/35 STREET ON 5TH AVE. ROOM 5414. 5 PM
Tuesday May 11
GEM (Grassroots Education Movement) has a new committee to support the building of school based groups of workers/parents/community members. These groups are working in schools to fight AGAINST privatization/charter invasion/school closing/testing madness/layoffs/budget cuts and FOR democratic community control of schools. Start with issues that most resonate with your school community and build a broad based committee in your school that will be able to coordinate with groups in schools across the city to build this struggle from the ground up.
GEM wants to offer its help in any way it can to educators, students, parents or community members who wish to build a school based committee. Some schools are building these committees in response to a charter invasion, or their school being closed. Others are forming on the basis of resisting K-2 testing the DOE wants to impose, or simply as a way to coordinate the effort to fight the budget cuts, layoffs and to push for a just contract.
If you are interested in finding out more about this, if you think you might want to get something started in your school, or if you have skills and knowledge you want to contribute to this effort:
COME TO THE CUNY GRADUATE CENTER, 34/35 STREET ON 5TH AVE. ROOM 5414. 5:00 PM TUESDAY MAY 11th