Sunday, January 6, 2008
Teachers Unite Holds a Forum Against School Privatization
Teachers Unite presents:
THE BIG BUSINESS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION:
How will we reclaim public schools from privatization?
Thursday, January 10th, 5-7p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (between 34th and 35th St.), Room C201
Photo I.D. is required to enter the building
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Millions of dollars are exchanged between New York City’s Department of Education and private companies. How do these relationships impact our classrooms? What can be done about the seemingly inescapable trend of schools privatization?
Michael Fiorillo, Chapter Leader, Newcomers High School
Leonie Hamison, Executive Director, Class Size Matters
Discussion to follow
This forum is the third in a series of events where educators can relate their experiences in schools to larger political trends. The 2007-2008 forums focus on the impact of privatization and the corporate model on classroom life in NYC public schools.
Teachers Unite provides leadership opportunities that build ties between educators and community organizers, and political education forums that build an informed teacher constituency. Teachers Unite is an organization for educators who act in solidarity with the communities they serve. www.teachersunite.net