Charter Schools, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: Oppose Green Dot!

by Mark Epstein, educator at Rainier Beach High School The Green Dot corporation, a Los Angeles-based charter school conglomerate, is coming to the Rainier Valley. They are currently operating their first class of sixth grade students near the Othello Light Rail Station. While Rainier Beach High School has waited more than ten years since all other high schools had major reconstruction or renovation, Green Dot is building a new, multi-story high school just one mile north of Rainier Beach on Rainier Avenue S. It is incumbent on Seattle Public Schools to remedy the inequities have historically been perpetuated at South End Schools.

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Bus Drivers Strike Solidarity

Social Equity Educators stands in solidarity with the 400 plus Seattle Public School bus drivers, members of Teamsters Local 174, who will be striking for one day against First Student on Wednesday November 29. We encourage all our fellow union members in the Seattle Education Association, the other unionized workers in Seattle Public Schools, and workers throughout the city to stand shoulder to shoulder with them as well. Especially in the new era of Trump in the White House, it’s imperative that the entire labor movement, whether union or non-union, live by the old Industrial Workers of the World slogan

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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.  

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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.

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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!

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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!

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