I was out of town so I missed it. Thanks to Pat for doing all this work.
CPE (Coalition for Public Education) member, Akinlabi McCall calls for a People's Board of Education.
[20120426064949 PEP 4/26/12] http://www.youtube.com/watch?
City Council Member, Leticia James speaks against the co-location of a fifth school at the 117 K campus.
Assemblywoman, Catherine Nolan: ...a shortsighted and damaging process...
CEC 3 member, Noah Gotbaum: The whole process is a lie.
UFT Vice President, Leo Casey: This process is a sham. It's illegitimate and it has no honor.
FDR High School Teacher, Meghan Behrent: It is the Departmenrt of Education that is failing...Panel...perpetuating crimes against children on a daily basis...
Lehman HS Teacher:It is unfortunate that there are only four reasonable people on that panel right now...
Graduate of Automotive High School and retired NYC worker: You can't and have not given the administration of these schools the backing they need.
Margerie Stamberg: We need to organize by understanding who the enemy is...
We are prepping a new generation to be a lost generation.
CEC 14 member, Elaine Manatu: I'm here on the victimization of the kids from MS 126 and on the closure of Automotive HS.
IS 166 Gershwin closure and the SES program starting late
Paola De Kock, President of the Citywide Council of High Schools: ...shows how arbitrary and downright cruel the turnaround plan is...there is no plan, there is a model.
President of CDEC 3: Opposes the co-location of Harlem Success Charter School at PS 149 and the mistreatment of special needs children by Harlem Success.
CDEC 30 Representative: Nowhere in the Federal turnaround model is closure mentioned.
CEC member/Parent speaks about how there is no proof that the turnaround model works.
Representative for NY State Senator Shirley Huntley: Speaks about how the principal at August Martin High School was mis-treated and how education at the school was interrupted.-
Councilman Jumaane Williams: Many of you are just doing his (the Mayor's) bidding...I don't know how you sleep at night.
The community has not been engaged about the proposal to move The Renaissance School from M99 to PS 155.
Queens elected official and parent: Calls on the PEP to save the other 24 schools. We cannot afford to turn our backs now...you will be using a form of union busting.
Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz: Stop demonizing our teachers and public educators.
Schools not jails! The puppets are introduced.