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Time to OCCUPY Cuomo’s Faux Education Commission hearings

I received the following  E-mail from Carol Burris today.

She has an important message for all of us. Read her account of how she was denied the opportunity to testify before Cuomo’s faux education commission.

 

It’s time to OCCUPY these meetings. Which one will you Occupy?

 

 

Dear friends,

As you know, the governor’s commission is visiting parts of our state to hear “testimony” on public schools.  Read what occurred in NYC by clicking the link below, and send the link to others. It explains the financial interests that are pushing this “reform”
 
Please attend future hearings. Although they provide the opportunity to testify, I cannot tell you based on my experience, that the selection process is fair.  I can tell you, however, it is worth the try AND it is worth being present.  Even if you do not speak, be there.  If you are allowed to testify, speak up for the profession that means so much to you and to the schools that mean so much to your children.
Here is the schedule
This link let’s you know when the hearings are.  Click on the link in your area, and it will tell you how you can testify.  Even though some are in the fall, sign up now.  You must RSVP to attend and/or testify.  Go to this link, scroll to the bottom and click on the meeting you want to attend

Try to get at least two people to sign onto the principals’ letter against APPR. http://www.newyorkprincipals.org/support-the-paper  I assure you that once the scores come out, we will be active. When folks sign the letter, we are able to contact them with information.  We now have a remarkable 7000 signatories.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer,

Carol

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8 thoughts on “Time to OCCUPY Cuomo’s Faux Education Commission hearings

  1. The links to the dates don’t work. I’d like to know where the forum for the north country is taking place!

    • What: The North Country Region public hearing for the New NY Education Reform Commission
      When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 1-4pm
      Where: Lake Placid Convention Center, 2nd Floor 2608 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946

  2. What: The North Country Region public hearing for the New NY Education Reform Commission
    When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 1-4pm
    Where: Lake Placid Convention Center, 2nd Floor 2608 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946

  3. A 2nd regional public hearing in NYC has been scheduled for 10/16, from 1-4pm, at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street near Broadway.

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