Join October 2 Grade-In For Public Education (sponsored by Teachers Unite)

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Join the October 2 Grade-In For Public Education

Dear NYCoRE Members and activists in the struggle for educational and social justice,

The attack on public education affects all of us, and in a city where the overwhelming majority of our students are poor/working class and of-color the effects are devastating. We must all stand together.

If you’ve got some papers to grade and/or lesson planning consider joining NYCoRE at our ally, Teachers Unite-sponsored, Grade-In for Public Education. The information is below.

Also, look out for more information from NYCoRE on the Oct 4th Rally in support of our DC 37 colleagues and the Oct 5th March on Wall Street.

In Solidarity,

NYCoRE Core Members


Education cuts to K-12 public schools and public Universities hurt students by decreasing resources and decreasing the amount of time teachers, graduate teaching fellows, and full time and part time

faculty can dedicate to their students due to an increased workload. To draw attention to the cuts to public education, educators will grade papers to make visible the work of teaching and call for increased public funding to make sure that students receive a quality education.

What: Educators will lesson plan and grade papers and exams.
Bring your work and a folding chair (optional).

Who: K-12 Teachers, Graduate Teaching Fellows, Full Time and Part Time Faculty

When: Sunday, October 2, noon-3pm
*rain date TBA* RSVP on Facebook for updates

Where: Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park, Manhattan
northwest side of the plaza near the #OccupyWallSt poster/art display
Cross streets: Trinity Place and Liberty St.
Trains: 4/5 (Wall St), R (Rector St.)

sponsored by Teachers Unite

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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 to let us know you are participating.

Rally Flyers:

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

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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:

To RSVP: Click Here

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