Join Us in Our First Ever Midwest Peace and Justice On-Line Meeting to Discuss Election 2008
On Wednesday September 12, 2007 at 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Midwest Peace and Justice Caucus will hold an on-line meeting to discuss Election 2008. With an agenda available for download, some specific instructions on how well make this happen and some excitement, we’re excited to host our first on-line meeting right here on our site. Go to the sidebar and scroll down to our chat box. That's were the meeting will occur.
It appears after carefully studying the major campaigns, that education has dropped off the candidate's radar as a top three issue.
With the problems that we've seen in the reauthorization of NCLB, it is high time that we--the practitioners in the Midwest Region--touched base to discuss our feelings about how this issue impacts our students, our schools, our colleagues and our profession. At last count there were 93 pieces of legislation written for the ESEA Reauthorization process.
More than that, the candidates and thier positions on War in Iraq, healthcare, renewable energy, the environment and other issues are of paramount importance to us, our students, our school's families, our colleagues and more. As several of us have been talking to the campaigns, working with the campaigns and helping as leaders in the campaign, it's time for us to have a healthy discussion about the campaign. Please invite your presidential candidate or his/her designee to attend to visit with our members.
WHAT: MIDWEST PEACE & JUSTICE ON-LINE MEETING--Featured Topic Election 2008
WHEN: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
TIME: 7:00-8:00 PM CST
WHERE: LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR BLOG'S SIDE BAR IN OUR CHAT ROOM
Please click here for an agenda for this meeting.
Please feel free to send suggestions for the agenda that you feel are important or other advice to our official caucus email address.
Prepare for a Quick Log-In
Take the time to create a user name and a password below. If you forget your password, the chat has a function to resend it to you. Avoid hitting the little luggage tag...not cool. Everything else works great.
Please contact us at our official caucus email address to let us know if you plan on attending and also provide us your email address so that we can provide you with a log/minutes of our meeting. We would love to have a nice group gathered to test-drive this type of meeting. We're excited to give this a try. We hope you can join us.