1. Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Meeting of the (Rogue) State Charter Commission, at the Concept Horizon Gulen Charter School, 2245 W. Pershing, 3-6 PM. We need citizens to attend this meeting and see what this ALEC-inspired, appointed, democracy-wrecking commission is up to. According to the notes online. they're going to be doing something about amending their own bylaws. Of course, with what's posted online, it's impossible to tell what the new language is, so people really do need to go attend and document the atrocities. Film, if you can.
Please make yourself conversant about the Chapa LaVia legislation to clip this commission's wings. Chime in, send supportive messages, and organize.
2 . Tuesday, November 19, 6-8 PM: People's Board Meeting, 941 W. Lawrence. Go testify at the alternative school board--- it's a completely different experience from the appointed/dysfunctional school board.
3. Thursday, November 21, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, ONE Northside is sponsoring a forum and teach-in (flyer below) about the proposed Passages Charter School in Edgewater. This is a charter high school that has been proposed to poach kids away from Senn, from what I can gather. Go to this meeting!
4. Thursday, November 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at Fosco Park, 13th and Racine, Forum on Data Privacy, Sponsored by PURE. Guest speaker, Leonie Haimson. If you don't know about InBloom yet, and you're not aware that Illinois is possibly the only state left that is about to uplift incredibly personal student data into a marketplace for vendors, then you really need to get to this forum.