Taking Back OUR Schools Rally & March – NYC Metro

SOS May 2014 Revised 1

NYC Metro
“Declaration, Protest, Successes, and Call to Action”

Calling all NYC Metro Area community activists, the “voices of resistance”, families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, faith leaders, and all communities that believe in a good public education for all!

Join us in a march and rally seeking to create & sustain a public school system that provides a fully funded, equitable, community-based education for every child. This means that decisions about our children’s schooling would be made democratically by families and professional educators, free of corporate and political intervention.

Some of those speaking will be Mark Naison, Brian Jones, Carol Burris, Jeannette Deutermann, Leonie Haimson, Joe Rella, Jose Vilson, and representatives of parents groups, educators, and students. Stay tuned for some more keynote speakers!

Participating groups:

BATS – Change The Stakes – Children Are More Than Test Scores – Class Size Matters – Coalition for Public Education
Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College – EDU4 – iCOPE – Lace to the Top – LI Opt Out
MORE – New York Allies for Public Education – NY PRINCIPALS .ORG – NY Student Union – NYCORE – Parent Leadership Project
Parents to Improve School Transportation – Port Jeff Station Teachers Association – Radical Women
Reclaiming the Conversation on Education – Save Our Schools (SOS) – Save Our Schools-NJ – Stop Common Core in New York State
Students Not Scores LI – Students United for Public Education (SUPE) – Teachers United – Time Out from Testing

This rally and march is part of the national Testing Resistance & Reform Spring campaign. We aim to support the efforts of parents, teachers and community members to have public schools that work for the community.

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Join us on May 17, 2014 in NYC!

City Hall Park @ 2:00 p.m.

 

For further information contact:

David Greene 914-523-5835 dcgmentor@gmail.com
Rosalie Friend: rfriend@mindspring.com

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