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Picket in the Pines! Put the PUBLIC back in public education!

Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lake Placid, NY.

UPDATE: Roaring in the rain at Lake Placid: 'Public education is not for sale'

Umbrellas didn't matter much. Ponchos helped, but the water ran off the edges, soaking the bottom of everyone's pants. Wind gusts blew sheets of rain into the faces of the more than 500 people who stood strong and steadfast on a hilltop overlooking Lake Placid, rallying there in response to NYSUT's call to protect public education. READ THE FULL STORY.


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WHY:

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.

ACT:

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.

WHEN:

Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

Meet at the Comfort Inn
2125 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946

REGISTRATION:

Online registration closed April 30. For information on transportation availability, please call the NYSUT Regional Office closest to you. Thanks!

SPREAD THE WORD:

TENTATIVE PROGRAM:

1-2 p.m.
Lunch

2-3:30 p.m.
Presentation by Sabrina Stevens of Integrity in Education

3-4 p.m.
Picket Sign-In and Sign Making

4-5 p.m.
Picketing at the Whiteface Lodge where Education Reform Now and DFER are meeting

See you there!

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