Declaration, Protest, Successes, and Call to Action
Calling all NYC Metro Area community activists, the “voices of resistance”, families, students, civil rights advocates, voters, immigrant families, policymakers and legislators, union members, teachers, faith leaders, and all communities that believe in a good public education for all!
Join us in a march and rally seeking to create and sustain a public school system that provides a fully funded, equitable, community-based education for every child. This means that decisions about our children’s schooling would be made democratically by families and professional educators, free of corporate and political intervention.
This rally and march is part of the national Testing Resistance & Reform Spring campaign. We aim to support the efforts of parents, teachers and community members to have public schools that work for the community.
Some of those speaking will be Diane Ravitch, Mark Naison, Brian Jones, Carol Burris, Jeannette Deutermann, Leonie Haimson, Joe Rella, Jose Vilson, and representatives of parents groups, educators, and students. Stay tuned for some more keynote speakers!
Saturday, May 17
2:00pm – 4:00pm
City Hall Park
BATS Badass Teachers Association
Change The Stakes Change the Stakes
Children Are More Than Test Scores
Class Size Matters Class Size Matters
Coalition for Public Education
Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College
iCOPE Independent Commission on Public Education
Lace to the Top
LI Opt Out,
MOREMovement of Rank and File Educators
New York Allies for Public Education New York State Allies for Public Education
NY PRINCIPALS .ORG
NY Student Union
NYCoRE New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
Parent Leadership Project
Parents to Improve School Transportation
Port Jeff Station Teachers Association
Reclaiming the Conversation on Education
Save Our Schools (SOS)
Save Our Schools NJ
Stop Common Core in NYS Stop Common Core in NY
Students not Scores LI
Students United for Public Education (SUPE)
Teachers Unite Teachers Unite
Time Out from Testing
More to be announced soon!