Post date: Dec 7, 2011 12:27:38 AM
We at CEA have been working since August to develop a pro-active plan for our members to prepare for and then be ready to respond rapidly to any and all attacks on our members and public education. And WE must be front and center, telling the powerbrokers and the public WHAT WE ARE FOR!
To that end, we have met with members and leaders across the state, our great staff, as well as our new Governor, Commissioner of Education, and many stakeholder groups. It is time to prepare to launch!! But before we do, and because we believe YOU on the front lines know better than anyone how to improve our schools and make teaching and learning more effective, we have created a place to hear your voices. It’s called a REFORUM…
These REFORUMS are scheduled in all 8 counties, beginning in JANUARY. The real battle begins when the session convenes in February. But each day, one only has to read the blogs, newspapers, or tune into any media outlet to know attacks are mounting and we cannot sit back and wait. We saw what happened in Rhode Island, Indiana, Wisconsin, we see what is brewing in MA, New Hampshire, and on and on. What, you wonder, is happening to teachers and their rights? Moves abound to privatize your jobs, eliminate your rights, challenge seniority, eliminate due process and the right to bargain a contract, destroy salary and benefits, and make it harder to join our associations, etc. etc.
Let your voices be heard, and get ready to jump into action to TAKE BACK YOUR PROFESSION… before it’s too late.
Phil Apruzzese, CEA President and Mary Loftus Levine, CEA Executive Director
Attend one of these free upcoming reforums and find out how you can help Take Back Your Profession. Registration begins at 3:30 pm and the program runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Heritage Hotel
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Spa at the Norwich Inn
Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Georgina's, Bolton, CT
Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Italian Center of Stamford
Monday, January 23, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Brushmill on the River
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Inn at Woodstock Hill
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Rocky Hill Marriott
Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Crystal Peak