Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stop the School Closings! Join the Rally January 27



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Join a rally to....

Stop the school closings!
Stop charter takeovers


Defend public education


Say no to privatization

Mayor Bloomberg's Department of Education plans to close 26 more schools this year.  Despite the DOE's claim that these school closings are aimed at reforming schools, they have instead opened the door to privately-run charter schools and have limited school options for those affected.  According to the accounts by parents, students and teachers, DOE policies have had the effect of sabotaging the schools that are slated to be closed, not "fixing" them.

Bloomberg has played a shell game with our most vulnerable children, shuffling them around from closing school to closing school.  This process has disproportionately affected students of color, only serving to further perpetuate a separate and unequal school system in New York City.

In addition to closing schools, the DOE plans to grant more public school space to charter schools through co-locations, undermining public school resources and pitting school communities against each other. 

We demand quality resources and support for our public schools, not closings and privatization!

Join parents, students, teachers and community members at a rally to stop school closings.


January 27 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
Trains:  4, 5, 6, 2, 3, R, A and C

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Sponsored by:
                         
Ad Hoc Committee to Stop School Closings and Charter Takeovers
                                                               Class Size Matters
          Coalition for Public Education (CPE)
Grassroots Education Movement NYC (GEM) 
      New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
     Manhattan Local of the Green Party of NY State
United Federation of Teachers


Endorsing Organizations: 

                         


Teachers for a Just Contract (TJC)
Concerned Advocates for Public Education (CAPE)
Independent Community of Educators (ICE)
Center For Immigrant Families (CIF)
Puerto Rico Solidarity Network - PRSN NY
People Power Movement 

Renaissance School of the Arts-M377 (UFT Chapter)
City Wide Coalition For Educational Excellence Now
South Bronx Community Council
Black Women Against Urban Youth Violence
Teachers Unite (TU)
NYwithUPR (NY with University of Puerto Rico)
Independent Workers Movement/Movimiento Independiente de Trabajadores
Chris Owens/ District Leader/52nd AD,
Retiree Advocate Caucus-UFT
CUNY Mobilization Network
 Green Party of NYS
 Independent Commission of Public Education (ICOPE)
Radical Women
Answer Coalition
Community Education Council 1 (CEC 1)
Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence (BNYEE)




















                        
Help plan the protest!  Join the meeting on Monday, January 10 at 5 p.m. in room 5414 of the CUNY Graduate Center, located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue.

Contact
gemnyc@gmail.com for more information.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

CPE will be sponsering the rally along with GEM and NYCoRE.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the UFT involved in this rally since they always want other community organizations involved in a UFT rally?

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