Today at 4:30, there will be the first Caucus of Working Educators (Philadelphia Federation of Teachers) Citywide Members Meeting at 4:30 pm at the Impact Hub located at 1227 North 4th Street. If you are able to attend and require additional information about the Caucus of Working Educators and the meeting please click here.
Many major decisions are on the horizon regarding the budget, contract, and staffing that result in uncertainty and stress of the unknown. This is a great time to engage in discussions and conversations about next steps with fellow educators and community members. Find out how you can compose a grievance for the Philly Teachers Sound the Alarm Campaign tonight at the meeting or by clicking here (www.phillyteachers.org).
Continue to read, share, and discuss Class Action: An Activist Teacher’s Handbook, a project by Jacobin magazine and the Chicago Teacher Union’s CORE Caucus. It provides salient points about the importance and function of a teacher union by looking at major problems and issues that plague all major urban cities and the public education systems that attempt to thrive within.
The Committee of 70 report provides information about what the candidates for governor are saying about charter schools and education in Philadelphia. Check it out.
Questions about what a caucus is and does will be answered also and if there are any questions do not hesitate to contact Kelley at 215.868.3089 or online at workingeducators.org.
The next Happy Hour event will be Friday, May 9. Join the mailing list for details.