A close-up look at NYC education policy, politics,and the people who have been, are now, or will be affected by these actions and programs. ATR CONNECT assists individuals who suddenly find themselves in the ATR ("Absent Teacher Reserve") pool and are the "new" rubber roomers, people who have been re-assigned from their life and career. A "Rubber Room" is not a place, but a process.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Event: Fed Up New Yorkers Meeting
Notice from FED UP NEW YORKERS:
The next Fed Up New Yorkers Meeting will be on Thursday, August 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please spread the word. Seating will be limited. We have a meeting room (212) at the LGBT Community Center, where we had our last meeting.
Fed Up New Yorkers Strategy Meeting
Where: LGBT Community Center
208 W. 13th St (13th St and 7th Ave)
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On the agenda: The FUNY Newspaper (Press, Funding, Content and Distribution); Future Events; things we may need to do before the primary and after the primary; Ideas for Fundraising; Community Outreach; other issues members would like to discuss.
Fed Up New Yorkers now has a Web site: www.fedupnewyorkers.org
The paper and coalition has been getting a lot of good press lately.
At this point, the site has pdf copies of the newspaper and online versions of each of the articles. There is also a calendar of events. If there are any events coalition members would like me to include (press conferences, meetings, demonstrations, etc.), please send me the information in an e-mail and I'll enter it into the calendar.
Also, I still have a few bundles of the second issue of Fed Up New Yorkers at my apartment, so if anyone can pick up a bundle, please let me know.
Thanks so much. I hope to see you next week.
Fed Up New Yorkers Hit the Streets
posted by Mary Alice Miller, Sat, 08/01/2009 - 9:24pm
Not the two-legged kind. “Fed Up New Yorkers” is a new tabloid that boldly states its mission: “Because No Third Term Means No Third Term!”
The inaugural issue of FUNY became a collectors item overnight, if only for the cover illustration: full color depiction of a smirking King Bloomberg (Mayor for Life) perched on his throne, Quinn peeking from behind him, with loyal lowly serfs - the NY Times, real estate developers, NYU president, NY civic groups, the Republican and Independent Parties - bowed at his feet, greedy hands reaching for treasure chests full of tax breaks, the Bloomberg Foundation, and campaign cash. The illustration is a classic, suitable for framing.
FUNY's articles are compelling reading. One article takes civil rights gay activists to task for supporting the “anti-gay” Mayor. Another calls Bloomberg's New York a “millionaires playground” at the expense of everyone else. Yet another takes a critical look at charter schools. Editorial cartoons graphically make their point.
Publisher Neil Fabricant said, "We decided to publish Fed Up New Yorkers because that's what we are: Fed Up New Yorkers. The mainstream media and Bloomberg's massive propaganda campaign is fostering the impression that his candidacy is a sure thing, and people should either get on board or not bother to vote. Our impression from talking with real New Yorkers is just the opposite. We had to go beyond the blogs to get the news out that the people who have voted twice against a third time aren't going to stand for it."
(The first edition of FDNY featured articles from some of the city's popular blogs.)
FUNY promises to publish regularly until November's general election.
Issue #1 disappeared into New Yorker's hands as soon as it was published last week. If you did not get your copy of the first issue of FDNY, see the attached pdf.
Or look for it on Ebay.
You're A Disgrace
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