Oct 4th Action – Stop Bloomberg from Laying Off Over 700 School Workers!

DC 37 employees play a critical role in our school community as parent coordinators, tech support, and school aides who help our schools run like clockwork. They are invaluable members of our community that our schools cannot function without. In a time when schools are already suffering tremendously under the weight of budget cuts, our ability to “do more with less” will be even more impossible than it already is. These layoffs not only hurt the learning of all children, but they also disproportionally impact low-income communities of color, such as Harlem,Washington Heights, and Brooklyn. Many of these areas are slated to lose up to 25% of their DC 37 staff members! Additionally, these cuts are not necessary when the city is in a time of surplus. We have little time to act! Let’s stop the mayor’s unnecessary layoffs and support schools, save jobs, and defend the right for every child to have the equal opportunity to learn!

Here is what YOU can do to Stop DC37 Layoffs:
The Week of September 26th

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Come to the Teachers Unite office (90 John St., Suite 308, New York, NY 10038) from 5:30 to 7:30 to phone bank NYCoRE and Teachers Unite members about the event on Oct 4th
Monday, October 3rd
  • Remind Co-workers to wear GREEN in solidarity with DC37 workers on Tuesday and to come out to the rally at City Hall after work from 4pm to 6pm.
Tuesday, October 4th
Let’s keep showing the city that we have teachers and a union that cares about our schools and kids!
Brought to you by the Fight Back Friday Committee
Please E-Mail fbfcommittee@gmail.com to let us know you are participating.

Rally Flyers:

DC37 Flyer-9-26-3 (word doc)

Discussion on The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

NYCoRE invites you to join us in a second discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  We will discuss the content of the book as well as consider how these ideas relate to education.

Thursday, October 13th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NYU Barney Building

34 Stuyvesant Street

5th Floor

RHCTD Conf. Room

Please bring picture ID


1. Discussion group will be capped at 15 people due to room capacity.


Questions please email: info@nycore.org

To RSVP: Click Here



Saturday, November 12, 2011, 3-7pm


Event Summary:
Over 200 New York City educators and allies came out for a screening of Precious Knowledge, a film chronicling the struggle for Ethnic Studies in Arizona on November 12, 2011.  Held at the  Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the audience was joined by two Tucson teachers from the Mexican American Studies Program who engaged in a discussion on the importance of the struggle and how it is connected to issues here in New York City.  A screening was also held earlier that day specifically for young people to learn more about what is happening in Tucson.  The screeenings, co-sponsored by NYCoRE, Latino Educators in Independent Schools and Celebrate Cesar Chavez, raised over $4300 to support Save Ethnic Studies, an organization that is supporting the legal costs of the 11 teachers that are suing the state legislation that attempts to ban their classes. For more information or to donate, visit http://saveethnicstudies.org/index.shtml


Precious Knowledge Trailer from Ari Palos on Vimeo.








Event Footage



Footage from the screening.

TUSD teacher Curtis Acosta


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