As I am sure you are aware, the Lawrence teachers are facing a crisis situation. In addition to being in their fifth year of working without a successor agreement, they are dealing with a board of education dominated by ultra-religious forces bent on directing as much of the district's resources to the private religious schools their children attend without regard to the detrimental impact this has on the Lawrence district and its largely minority student population.
Beyond the impact on Lawrence employees and students, we must not lose sight of the fact that what's happening in Lawrence is also beginning to happen in other districts, so Lawrence's fight is everyone's fight.
Next Thursday, June 2, the Lawrence Teachers Association is staging a protest rally from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lawrence High School, 2 Reilly Rd. in Cedarhurst. It would be much appreciated if you could arrange for some of your members to join the rally sporting your union shirts, jackets, banners, etc.