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CPS Fall Issues Conference

Joining SOS Call to Action in Solidarity
with the National Occupy Movement

Your Public School Under Attack:
Organizing to Fight Back!

8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bayside Expo Center
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Good Morning – Registration, Coffee & Pastries 8:15 a.m.


(9 – 9:30 a.m.)

Richard Stutman

Richard Stutman, President, Boston Teachers Union
Paula Parnagian, CPS President
Ruth Rodriguez, CPS Past President

Panel of Activists for Public Education

Sandra McIntosh

Sharon Guzik

Rep. Carl Sciortino

Rita Solnet

(9:30 – 10:45 a.m.)

A fascinating, informed discussion of key topics, including MCAS Reform – The Struggle to Preserve Boston Schools – Organizing Parents Across America – Exposing “Astroturf” Education Groups

Moderator: Sharon Guzik (Medford School Committee)
Sandra McIntosh (Coalition for Equal Quality Education)
Rep. Carl Sciortino (Somerville)

Rita Solnet (Parents Across America)
Alain Jehlen (Education Journalist)

Morning Workshops

(11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Organizing in your community for MCAS reform
Pressing issues facing public education
Reforming charter school financing
Worcester & impact of Stand for Children

Networking Time – Lunch Provided

(12:45 to 1:30 p.m.)

Afternoon Workshops

(1:30 – 3 p.m.)

Inside the education legislation process

Campaigning for public higher education

Organizing parents and communities to influence school committees

Resisting Boston school closings:

Promoting and Preserving The Duty to “Cherish”

Plenary Session and Closing

Workshops report backs: Key priorities

(3 – 3:30 p.m.)