Teachers for Social Justice holding training on the elected school board at the University of Illinois Saturday January 9...

Teachers for Social Justice has announced that it will be holding an organizing meeting for the elected school board this Saturday. The TSJ Teach-In for the 'Elected Representative School Board Campaign' will be held on Saturday on January 9, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the UIC College of Education, 1040 W. Harrison Street, Room 3427.

"All are welcome!" a TSJ announcement says. "Refreshments will be served!"

"Did you know that Chicago is the only school district in Illinois (of 891) without an elected school board? Enough is enough! Democracy Now!," TSJ continues.

Anyone who wants to help win an elected representative school board (ERSB) in Chicago? The purposes of this teach-in are:

1. Learn about the bill in the State Assembly-HB 4268;

2. Learn how to counter the arguments against an ERSB;

3. Learn how to work with your school community, elected officials, and groups/people in your neighborhood, to prepare yourself to help organize for the campaign and the bill.

TSJ CONTINUES...We will leave with specific materials and concrete plans to organize, visit legislators, and spread the word so that we can win this major victory.

To register for the Forum, contact TSJ. At the TSJ website, TSJ will ask you for your local school (elementary and high school) and state rep/senator on that form to help us better know what areas of Chicago (and the state) we can cover.

There will be rallies in Springfield as we take over the Capital rotunda with the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) on Feb 10th and April 12th for the ERSB!

There may also be phone banking, canvassing, and other ways of organizing as well, so stay tuned


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