Registration is open for the annual Parent Action Conference, which takes place Saturday Jan 27 in downtown Manhattan. Past conferences have yielded a great, informative, and energizing day. From the organizers (Class Size Matters, NYC Kids PAC, and Community Education Council 2):
Come spend the day with fellow parent activists and participate in workshops to create an action agenda!
- Morning: Choice of workshops (Parent Organizing 101, Legal challenges to School Overcrowding & Large Classes, Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs, Opting Out of Testing, Promoting Restorative Justice Vs. School-to-Prison Pipeline, Preventing Bullying to Create Safe Learning Environments, Integrating Our Schools, Fighting Against Charters)
- Afternoon: Backpack Full of Cash, documentary narrated by Matt Damon about the efforts to privatize our public schools. Post screening discussion with New York State's Chancellor of the Board of Regents, Betty Rosa.
Lunch provided. Suggested donation for entire day (including lunch and film) $10. A steal!
View the flier here.