When the union-busting Wall Street crowd gathers with Governor Cuomo at their pretentious “Camp Philos,” there won’t be any public. School parents or teachers there. The few willing and able to fork over $1,000 were told they were not welcome. So Cuomo and his buddies want to “reform” public schools without the voices of those who matter most: Students, patents, and teachers.
The New York State United Teachers plans to picket their exclusive gabfest. Message: our public schools are not for sale.
Picket in the Pines! Put the PUBLIC back in public education!
Education Reform Now, a union-bashing “reform” group run by Wall Street hedge fund managers, is hosting a retreat at Lake Placid May 4-6. The hedge-funders’ deep-pocket Political Action Committee – Democrats for Education Reform – also will hobnob at the $1,000-a-head “Camp Philos.”
These groups promote non-union charter schools, overreliance on standardized tests and Common Core, student-data collection, vouchers, merit pay, test-based teacher evaluations, privatization, and removing teacher unions from almost any role in shaping curriculum or determining working conditions.
Picket in the pines to put the “public” back in public education! For too long, so-called “reformers” have drowned out the voices of parents and teachers. These hedge-fund propagandists have contributed to New York State’s Common Core mess, the (failed) In-Bloom push for student data, and the spread of corporate charters that undermine public schools serving all kids.
Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Meet at the Comfort Inn
2125 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946
Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/h4qslh.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 30.
Based on participation and need, buses from NYSUT Regional Offices will be made available.
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Presentation by Sabrina Stevens of Integrity in Education
Picket Sign-In and Sign Making
Picketing at the Whiteface Lodge where Education Reform Now and DFER are meeting
See you there!
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