Next Racial Justice in our Schools Meeting – Sun 12/15/13 3pm

Next meeting on: The Fight for Racial Justice in our Schools When: Sunday 12/15 3pm Where: New Holly Library — 7058 32nd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118   Proposed Agenda: Forum/Panel: Plans for putting on a meeting/forum/panel that could bring together many of the groups and struggles going on around racial injustice in the Seattle Public Schools. Document: Beginning the process of putting together a document that lays out the problems and some potential solutions. Immediate Support: We must keep up the pressure on key struggles where the outcome is imminent and people need immediate assistance. We should have a report

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Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting Dec. 8 11:00am-12:30pm

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting When: Sunday, December 8th, 11:00am–12:30pm Where: Email dantroccoli@gmail.com for the location 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: 206-851-4963. The proposed agenda includes a discussion with Sue Peters, the newest school board member, as well as continued discussion about our work around racial inequity.  

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Organizing Meeting for Racial Justice in Seattle Schools

  Location: Broadcast Coffee 1918 E. Yesler Way  Sunday, Nov. 24, 3 p.m.   For too long, the Seattle Public Schools have failed to live up to their duty to educate all children and serve all families. Time and time again the Seattle schools leadership has ignored or overridden the voices and concerns of African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities and imposed an educational system that does not work for their students. Some recent examples include:   Disproportionality in discipline against African-American students by Seattle Public Schools; The lack of community engagement in south Seattle around the

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Join Us At the Next SEE Meeting!

Social Equality Educators (SEE) Meeting When: Sunday, November 3rd, 11:00pm–1:30pm Where: Jesse’s house, email hagopian.jesse@gmail.com for the address This week’s proposed agenda will include our work around racial justice.  Two key issues will be discussed: Jon Greenberg’s case and Africa Town. Jon Greenberg’s case will now go to arbitration but we are also, as a union, going to fight publicly for his reinstatement. This is a key component for the fight around racial justice, one that we’ll want to strengthen and then align with other efforts. There is also a key struggle heating up around the eviction of the Africa

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Vote NO on the Tentative Agreement

Below is SEE’s statement advocating a “No” vote on the Tentative Agreement.  You can also download the flyer here. VOTE NO on the Tentative Agreement Educators deserve more – Students deserve more Teachers are not test scores – Students are not test scores Let’s stay at the bargaining table, get comparable evaluations to other school districts, and make the district comply with state law Statement of the Social Equality Educators: Over the past several weeks, the Seattle Education Association has identified four major sticking points in the contract negotiations– evaluation, the length of the elementary workday, caseload limits for ESAs,

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Open Letter to SEA President Jonathan Knapp

An Open Letter to Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp from the Social Equality Educators — Dear President Knapp, As members and supporters of the Social Equality Educators (SEE), an organization of rank-and-file social justice activist teachers and educational employees in the Seattle Education Association, we are writing to express our dismay over your recent remarks in the Seattle Times article titled, “Seattle teachers union adopts softer strategy.” To read our union president announce to the world that we do not intend to mount the most vigorous struggle necessary to counter the specious arguments of billionaire education reformers (and any understudies

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