July 24-26, 2012

In a year when we’ve seen teacher evaluations tied to student test scores, weakening of educators’ due process rights, and continued assaults on public education funding, it’s time to come together!  We no longer have the luxury of being too busy to address the dismantling of public education as we know it. If you are sick and tired of higher stakes combined with fewer resources, join over 300+ of your colleagues this summer to develop the skills we need to strengthen the movement to Take Back Our Profession! 

We are hoping many emerging SVEA leaders will join us at the Reggie Smith Organizing School and learn how to help us take back our profession!

The conference registration fee for SVEA is  $25.00. 

$25.00, includes two nights lodging (single dorm room), all meals, conference fee and materials.

 Keynote speaker Michael Gecan
Michael Gecan, an organizer with 35 years of experience and the author of Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action, will talk about how ordinary Americans accomplish extraordinary change-not by playing the victim but by wielding power against power. Gecan contends that in a world of power politics, where decisions are based on mony rather than moral, ethical or research-based principles, we must stop making speeches about what politicians and administrators "ought" to do, and instead spend our time building the power to create change. He's written a manual for those who want to learn what it takes to make it happen. Come hear his pragmatic and profound approach to organizing!

Registration deadline is June 22, 2012

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