A list of on-going and past NYCoRE projects


NYQueer is a working group of the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) that focuses on gender and sexuality as they relate to school communities. We believe that educators of all age groups can and should address issues of gender and sexuality in the classroom. Through regular meetings, special events, group actions and online communication, we aim to increase access to resources that help teachers and schools in their efforts to form safe, inclusive environments that welcome and support individual differences of identity and self-expression. NYQueer seeks to create opportunities for teachers to make connections with community organizers as well as fellow educators engaged in the work of supporting members of the queer community, particularly LGBTQ youth. Additionally we have the long-term goal of developing campaigns that will put pressure on governmental organizations such as the NYC Department of Education to make systematic changes that would have a positive impact on schools citywide.
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Contact NYQueer:



NYCoRE Past Projects

New Teacher Underground




Summer 2012 Workshop Series for Newer Teachers

Sundays in July, 5-7 pm

The Cherry Tree (South Brooklyn Pizza)
65 4th Ave., Brooklyn
Atlantic Av – Pacific St (D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q)

The New Teacher Underground (NTU) is back for a second summer of gatherings for incoming and newer teachers. NTU, a working group of New York Collective of Radical Educators, is a social space for newer and alternatively certified teachers to find support and dissect the realities of education in NYC. Through educating ourselves, we strive to be empowered both in and out of the classroom. Each workshop will center around a short reading and activity on a critical topic in education.

Counter Recruitment

(Project is currently dormant)

The Educators Against Militarization (EAM) organizing project is focused on organizing educators to counter the effects of military recruitment and militarization in NYC public schools. If you are interested please contact Edwin or Seth at

Download an Opt-Out form from the DOE: Military Opt-Out Form

Investigating How the U.S. Military Affects You and Your Community

NYCoRE’s newest curricular resource, Camouflaged, is now available to purchase on-line.Camouflaged is a tool for educators to help middle and high school-aged students explore the role of the military in their lives and in their communities.

To Learn More & to Purchase a Copy go to:


We Want You(Th) Report: Confronting Unregulated Military Recruitment in NYC Public Schools

Read this report that was developed by the Manhattan Borough Presidents Office, and the Students or Soldiers?Coalition (NYCoRE, NYCLU, Ya-Ya Network and UFPJ-NY). The report, We Want You(th)!, concludes that DOE is failing to adequately safeguard students’ rights to privacy, and to properly manage military recruitment activities. Additionally, the report finds that DOE can and must do more to address the concerns of students, families and educators, including taking immediate steps to implement a citywide policy governing military recruitment in the New York City public school system.
Click here to read the
NYCLU’s Statement on the report.
Download the Report


Justice Not Just Tests

The Justice Not Just Tests (JNJT) working group aims to organize around high-stakes standardized testing issues and to advocate for alternatives to high-stakes testing.

Position Statement on High Stakes Testing

Download Testing Position Statement
This document includes the racist roots of testing, the consequences that testing and accountability has on educators, and the unfair and unequitable results of testing on students. (02/02/04)

Pamphlet Against Merit Pay

Download Merit Pay Pamphlet
This pamphlet discusses the implications of pay for performance in New York City. This document should be used to inform and educate educators at schools where merit pay is being offered or has been offered on why we should not allow merit pay in our schools.(03/31/08)

How much testing is there in K-12 for New York City Schools?

Download How Much Testing Ppt
This powerpoint presentation shows the testing calendar for public education students in K-12 and includes city interim assessments and state assessments.(09/28/08)

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