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Rally for Immediate Moratorium on School Closures and Charter Expansion

October 27, 2012 0 comments


Save our Schools!

Immediate Moratorium on School Closures & Charter Expansion!
Friday, Nov 2nd
4pm Rally/4:30pm Press Conference
City Hall 
LaSalle between Washington & Randolph Streets

CPS plans to close up to 100 schools in our neighborhoods while finding cash to open 60 more politically-connected charter schools. Our students deserve small class sizes, more arts, computer technology, and physical education. Join hundreds of parents, educators, and community activists as we tell the mayor to put our students before his political supporters!

For more information, please contact organizing@ctulocal1.com or call 312.329.6227.

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Urgent Action: ERSB Advisory Referendum on Ballots

The advisory referendum for an Elected Representative School Board is on the ballot in 327 precincts around the city. Vote Yes!
  • Go to this list to see if your precinct is one of them or view a sample ballot for your precinct based on street address here. You may have to go to the end of the ballot to find the referendum. Vote Yes!
  • Tell your friends and neighbors! Download and post this flyer/palm card.
  • Let voters know. Review the attached list and contact one of the TSJ community partners to distribute flyers and take a shift at a polling place on election day (Nov 6th) so voters know to VOTE YES! for an Elected Representative School Board.

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TSJ 2012 Curriculum Fair: Call for Curriculum Exhibitors, Workshops, and Resource Tables & Volunteer Opportunities

October 4, 2012 0 comments

  • Are you interested in exhibiting your curriculum (planned or taught) at the 2012 TSJ Curriculum Fair, Saturday, Nov 17th at Kenwood Academy at 5015 S. Blackstone in Chicago? 
  • Do you have curriculum resources that you would like to share at the Curriculum Fair? 
  • Or do you want to do a workshop at the Fair? 
If so...please fill out one (or more) of the following forms and PLZ note the deadlines for ALL THREE is October 31...sharp! And if you are not clear about the differences between these three, please read this form.
Does your curriculum have to be a finished, perfect product to exhibit?
Is there such a thing? The whole point of the CF is to recognize that teachers collectively produce knowledge about, for example, how to teach for social justice, and that we have much to learn from each other. There are no blueprints here, and we can learn from our mutual experiences. We strongly encourage teachers to share work "in progress" and to give and get feedback from others in order to further develop our collective understanding of what teaching for social justice means in theory and practice. Sometimes people may feel that their work is somehow not yet "there," and our view is that the CF is as good a place as any to strengthen it. It has been our shared experience that both exhibitors and non-exhibiting attendees have learned much from participating in the fair. 
Workshop Application Form

Curriculum Fair-Online Registration Open!

Click here to register for the 12th Annual Chicago-AreaTeaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair. That's Saturday, November 17th, from 10AM to 5PM.

Can you help volunteer for the Fair? Help us with outreach, media, making merchandise to sell (TSJ t-shirts), setup, cleanup, childcare, food serving, or more? Check out the CF committees here and email Stephanie, our volunteer coordinator. 

Please help spread the word! Add this notice to your face book page, send to list serves you are on, download (and copy like crazy) the  flyer (color and B&W) and put up in your school, coffee shop, library, nearby teacher store and pass out to friends and co-workers. Thanx!
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