HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Charter schools are public schools, providing longer school days, more personal attention, and great teachers. They are proving that every child can succeed, regardless of their race, zip code, or family income.
HERE’S THE PROBLEM: An outdated and arbitrary cap on the number of public charter school seats is stranding 37,000 kids on charter school waiting lists — almost all of them from low-income, urban communities.
|“I don’t care how the cap is lifted.”|
Speaking of groups we are trying to shine a spotlight on: A group called Educators for Excellence is hanging around our schools, attending our meetings, and calling our members. What is Educators for Excellence?
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Negotiations: A series of subcommittees have been set up to discuss compensation, teacher assignments, paras, professional issues, substitutes, itinerant groups, and school climate issues over then next few months. Please take the time, if you wish, to submit an item (or items) of interest to you or your group. Items are due by October 15and will be carefully discussed by our subcommittees. Thank you.
BUILDING REPS: Don’t forget to Register
The Boston Teachers Union invites our Building Representatives and interested members to join us at our 2015 Annual Building Representative’s Conference, as we learn and grow together as an organization. This year’s conference is focused on member-to-member communication and will have a variety of workshops and skill-building opportunities to help you build membership engagement at your school. The conference takes place October 23-25 at the Dedham Hilton. Attendance is free but does require a registration check deposit that will be destroyed upon successful completion of the conference. Please register today.