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Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting Nov. 1, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting

When: Sunday, November 1
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: New Holly Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

RSVP: We would appreciate a head count before the meeting. Please email or call and let Dan know if you can make it. You can reach him at dantroccoli@gmail.com or (206) 851-4963.

We will be discussing the lunch and recess matter campaign, the Garfield High School walkout and building SEE in the coming months!

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting Sept. 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting

When: Sunday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: New Holly Library, 7058 32nd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

RSVP: We would appreciate a head count before the meeting. Please email or call and let Dan know if you can make it. You can reach him at dantroccoli@gmail.com or (206) 851-4963.

This is our first meeting of the year!  We will be discussing goals for the year, SEE member roles, and the upcoming NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference.

Re-blog: Seattle Education

SAVE THE DATE

Film Screening: “Standardized”

May 14th at 6:30p

Northwest Film Forum, at 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, 98122 in the Capitol Hill area

To RSVP, please send a short message to seattled@icloud.com.

This movie is sponsored by Seattle Education and Parents Across America, Seattle.

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RESPECT Campaign Celebration!

Join us this Friday!  All are welcome!

RESPECT Campaign Celebration
A gathering to celebrate our victories, mourn our losses
and move forward together!
With food, beverages & special musical guests!

Featuring Gerald Hankerson, NAACP regional president

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Friday, May 9th
4:30-11pm (program at 6:30)
New Freeway Hall 
5018 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, 98118

Win or lose, our RESPECT campaign has made Social Equality Educators stronger and by extension our union. We reached out to buildings and teachers all over the city with the message of social movement unionism and the vision of what a member-driven union could aspire to.  Educators shared many stories that prove  the difficulties of teaching are mounting and that indeed corporate education deform has infiltrated class rooms all over Seattle. Moreover, educators have disproven the notion that they are apathetic about the policy decisions impacting our profession and our children. People want to do something to stop the attacks on public education! No matter the results, we will continue fighting for RESPECT after this campaign ends to defend the contract we deserve, the schools our children deserve and the city our families deserve.   

Let’s come together Friday, May 9th as the votes are counted.  Together we mourn our losses, celebrate our victories, and move forward to the next struggle!

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Re-blog: I AM AN EDUCATOR

Front Page Seattle Times Article on SEA election: “Politics plays role in teachers union vote for president”

 

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Re-blog: I AM AN EDUCATOR

Arne Duncan has labeled my school—and every school in Washington State—a failure. Cue the revolt.

 

RESPECT campaign FAQs*

WHAT DOES RESPECT REALLY MEAN?

RESPECT means struggling for the contract educators deserve, the schools our students deserve, and the city Seattle deserves.  The contract educators deserve demands caseload caps for our Education Support Associates, keeps student standardized test data out of our performance evaluations, and makes working conditions reasonable. Our interests align with parent’s and children’s. We need to build strong grassroots alliances with them because more people advocating for the schools our students deserve makes our odds at beating the corporate education deform agenda better. Cities like Portland and St. Paul worked closely with the community to develop a vision for public education. Mass community support helped them win their demands in bargaining without having to go on strike.  The city Seattle deserves means supporting the fight for a living wage in a city with an affordability crisis.  Supporting the stability and security of our children’s families ensures students can be prepared to engage in their education and prioritize academic achievement.

* Check back for updates!