Monday, January 6, 2014

Advice for de Blasio: ASAP - Make Patrick Sullivan Your First PEP Appointment

...here is a chance for Patrick Sullivan to bring his considerable talents in service of NYC parents, students and teachers by working with the majority at long last. What a shame to deny Patrick this opportunity. ... EdNotesOnline
Scott Stringer also deserves a lot of thanks for sticking by Patrick and letting him vote his conscience even after being pressured by Bloomberg’s minions to fire him.... Leonie Haimson
Stringer's support for Patrick is why I voted for him. If you attended any PEP meetings the only member to consistently get applause from the audience was Patrick. W

When people took over the August 2010 PEP meeting, Patrick came off the stage to stand with the people while the rest of the PEPs scurried for cover. Here is a video with Patrick speaking from the floor at around 4:30.




Also See: The anti-chancellor: Scott Stringer’s education-board appointee objects to Dennis Walcott, again and again

Patrick was an immense supporter of our film (see tab at the top of the blog) and we used some important footage of him.

Patrick Sullivan resigned from the PEP once Scott Stringer's term of Manhattan Borough President expired. That does not mean he is not interested in the PEP. Under BloomKleinBlackCott Patrick had to play the role of obstructionist to try to stop the destruction and undermining of the public school system.

But here is a chance for Patrick to bring his considerable talents in the service of NYC parents, students and teachers by working with the majority at long last. What a shame to deny Patrick this opportunity.

However, I do not think Patrick should have to go begging to new Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Let's see where she stands on education as revealed by her PEP appointee. de Blasio should show support for the work Patrick did by appointing him to one of the 8 positions (out of 13) he controls.

Here is the link to the ednotes piece when Patrick announced his resignation: Patrick Sullivan resigns from NYC Board of Educati...

And here's Leonie Haimson's supportive piece and call for people to leave comments on the blog she and Patrick run supporting Patrick.

Happy New Year to all.

I just returned from a trip last night, but if you’d like to add your thanks and appreciation to Patrick for an incredible job on the PEP for the last 6 ½ yrs please put your thanks on the blog here, where he posted his resignation letter to Stringer:

http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2013/12/sullivan-thanks-scott-stringer-for.html

Scott Stringer also deserves a lot of thanks for sticking by Patrick and letting him vote his conscience even after being pressured by Bloomberg’s minions to fire him.

As I commented on the blog, if Patrick’s advice had been listened to, we would have been spared hundreds of damaging co-locations and school closures, and millions of dollars down the drain in wasteful and sometimes outright corrupt contracts.

Also, you might mention if you think de Blasio should appoint him to the new and hopefully independent NYC Board of Ed to be a voice for parents.

Thanks,

Leonie Haimson
NOTE- Another thing de Blasio should do immediately is to get rid of Bloomberg's PEP nomenclature -- really should have been PERPS---  and replace it with______ - let's have a contest.

See these links on Patrick:
  1. Ed Notes Online: Why Scott Stringer? Patrick Sullivan on the PEP ...

    ednotesonline.blogspot.com/.../why-scott-stringer-patrick-sullivan-on.ht...
    Aug 30, 2013 - Patrick Sullivan on the PEP and Beat Evil Eva Mosowitz. It was not small feat for Scott Stringer to give us the gift of Patrick Sullivan on the PEP...

  2. Patrick Sullivan commands the stage at the PEP | NYC Public ...

    thediariesofalawstudent.blogspot.com › ... › Patrick Sullivan
    Check out this video of Manhattan member of the Panel for Educational Policy Patrick Sullivan, fearless and brilliant, at the PEP December 20 meeting in the ...

  3. Patrick Sullivan/James Liebman Joust at the PEP - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=11q3uZtePCE
    Nov 23, 2007 - Uploaded by norscot2
    PEP Manhatan appointee Patrick Sullivan and Tweed Chief Accountability Officer James Liebman joust at ...

  4. Patrick Sullivan at the PEP Dec 09.mov - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn_UnhQ0ALc
    Dec 21, 2009 - Uploaded by norscot2
    The NYC so-called rubber stamp Board of Education is known as the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). Most ...

  5. Patrick Sullivan commands the stage at the PEP - NYC Public ...

    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/.../patrick-sullivan-commands-stag...
    Dec 22, 2009 - Check out this video of Manhattan member of the Panel for Educational Policy Patrick Sullivan, fearless and brilliant, at the PEP December 20 ...

  6. Manhattan Borough Pres Scott Stringer and PEP Rep Patrick ...

    iceuftblog.blogspot.com/.../manhattan-borough-pres-scott-stringer.html
    Aug 31, 2011 - Manhattan Borough Pres Scott Stringer and PEP Rep Patrick Sullivan at Tuesday's Press Conference on Verizon Contract.

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