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Susan Notes:

Please contact these people at: occupythedoe@gmail.com
Check out their Facebook page at OCCUPY the Department of Education

May this movement go forth and multiply.

New York City

Are you in a school facing closure? Charter Co-Location?
Or are you a parent, teacher, or student FRUSTRATED at the lack of democracy in NYC Public Education under mayoral control?

If you are organizing in your school: WE WANT TO JOIN YOU!

If you are not sure where to start: WE WANT TO HELP YOU!

We will Set up a meeting at your school or a near-by location!

Help Build a Movement of Parents, Teachers, and Students to STOP SCHOOL CLOSINGS and WIN DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS!

What has FAILED to work:

Closing Schools has FAILED as a Policy to improve schools

Closing Schools is BASED on a political not an educational agenda

Closing Schools is often a real estate grab to move public buildings into private hands favoring charter operators with political pull

Closing Schools damages stakeholders: children, parents, teachers

What WILL work:

Greater resources and Fair Funding

Greater Parent and Teacher Voice

An End to Mayoral Control and High-Stakes Testing!

— occupy the doe



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