Now there is a group called the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) which I helped found two years ago that is unfunded and consisting of almost all classroom teachers. A group that has held forums and rallies and built alliances with parents and community groups that gets no press.
At the inaugural Parents Across America event featuring Diane Ravitch, a teacher asked how teachers in NYC can get involved in the movement. Leonie Haimson recommended they get involved in GEM.
Here are some reports on the PAA conference last Monday, which was basically uncovered by the press. See my sidebar for links to videos I made.
PAA is compared to E4E below.
Two New Groups Step into Debate Over Teachers
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 04:54 PMBy Beth Fertig
How much should seniority matter if the city has to layoff thousands of teachers this fall? Two new groups are trying to influence the debate.