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Social Equality Educators Meeting Sat 09/19/15 @ 1pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE)  Meeting 

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1pm – 3pm

Where: Room 132 Savery Hall – UW 

(http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/sav)

Parking is free on Sat after 12 noon in the underground garage:
http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/park

RSVP: We would appreciate a head count before the meeting.  SEA members only!

Please send an e-mail to:dantroccoli@gmail.com   Call Dan with questions at : 206-851-4963

The agenda will include an assessment of the strike and discussion about the Tentative Agreement.

 

Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”: What are the impacts on our regions’ diverse schools and students?

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA Seattle 98118

Sponsored by parents from Dearborn Park, Hawthorne, Orca, Leschi, John Muir and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools; Families of Color Seattle; and Seattle Opt Out Group

Featuring:

Wayne Au: Wayne is a graduate of Garfield High School, a former Garfield social studies teacher, and future Seattle Public Schools parent. Currently Associate Professor at the School of Education Studies and Chair of the Campus Diversity Council at the UW Bothell, his research focuses on educational equity, high-stakes testing, curriculum theory, educational policy studies and social studies education.

Jesse Hagopian: Jesse is a graduate of Seattle Public Schools and current parent at Dearborn Park International School, teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School, and editor of “More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing”

We will have an open discussion with:

  • Information on new tests required by the state and district this year
  • Effects of testing on our students, teachers and school
  • Reasons why growing numbers of parents are opting their children out of standardized testing, and how to opt out

Everyone is welcome!

We are hoping to have an engaging and informative discussion with many viewpoints represented.

If you would like an interpreter or childcare, please contact Rachel Eells at 206-372-4382 or eellsrr@gmail.com

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting Dec. 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting

When: Sunday, December 7
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103

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.  You can also RSVP at the Facebook page.

Join us in planning our efforts to build a more democratic union that is committed to social justice!

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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