Friday, February 28, 2014

Outrage at De Blasio Letting Eva Charters Off the Hook and at Press for Supporting Her Spin

...you can't have FDA II and Wadleigh students spread out all over the building, learning in the basement just to give Success premium contiguous learning space in the building. FDA and Wadleigh are entitled to premium contiguous learning space too... the admissions restrictions that Bloomberg placed on these public schools to give the public the impression that these public schools were not in demand just so he could justify expanding Success in those buildings must be lifted..... Julius Tajiddin, letter to de Blasio
There is much to report on the real story regarding the supposed de Blasio chopping of Eva's edu-political machine. (Watch her run for mayor in 2017). Not reported are issues raised above and below by Julius.

Also consider my report last night about the misuse of the building at PS 241 with numerous violations by Eva as she held an illegal press conference using the school auditorium (Eva Moskowitz Violates Numerous DOE Safety and Other Regs by Calling Illegal Press Conference Inside PS 241).

A Success Academy troll claimed I was lying, in a comment.
This is absolutely not true. There was no press conference held inside the building. There were no scholars held "captive". Dismissal took place at the same time a the press conference was held outside, with all non-DOE materials. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for writing untrue information. Just view the press conference yourself to see that it is, in fact, not in an auditorium. It is, in fact, filled with scholars who are alread with their parents. It is, in fact, not breaking the regulations you and your sources are reporting.
Your scholars, indeed. These people are sick. Meanwhile Capital reported:
Eva Moskowitz stood before an auditorium filled with Success Academy parents in Harlem Thursday afternoon...
DUHHHH! Who's lying now?

Perdido, NYC Educator and Raging Horse dealt with the horrendous coverage.
NBC News: How Can You Trust A News Agency To Get its Facts Straight When It Can’t Even Get Your Name Straight? - Granted, at this point in time anyone who gets their nightly news from television is a damned fool and deserves whatever slop is dished out to them. And yo... 
  • Perdido Street School
    The Phony "War On Charters" - That's the frame that Eva's getting on the stories today - de Blasio is waging a "war on charters." Saw that frame in the Post. Heard it on WCBS 880 too. ...

  • NYC Educator
    To NBC4 News - To Whom It May Concern: I just watched what appeared to be a commercial for Eva Moskowitz charter schools, introduced by your anchor as a "war on charters...
And this:
Dear Mayor de Blasio:

I urge you to correct the co-location of Success Academy 1 in the PS 149 building located on W. 117th and Malcolm X Blvd, if you haven't already issued that directive.

It is totally inequitable for Success 1 to have premium contiguous learning space and forcing PS 149 students to learn in the stairwells, overcrowd in classrooms and conduct 4 different types of instruction in one classroom, at the same time no less, just to make room for Success Academy. No wonder PS 149 children are struggling. It's also an incomparable use of the building space.

Eva Moskowitz got space in that building illegally from the very beginning under Klein.

As for the Wadleigh School building located on W. 114th Street, Success must not be allowed to expand further in the building. Under the law she was supposed to have an additional charter to be in the building in the first place. But still, you can't have FDA II and Wadleigh students spread out all over the building, learning in the basement just to give Success premium contiguous learning space in the building. FDA and Wadleigh are entitled to premium contiguous learning space too. And if Moskowitz is not going to put her children in the basement (which I don't blame her), Wadleigh and FDA II aren't going in the basement either. Nevertheless, if all three schools cannot have learning space that meets their equitable needs and have comparable use of the building then there is no room for Success Academy. Remember Success is a non-public school when it comes to land use regulations and it must be treated as such.

Furthermore, the admissions restrictions that Bloomberg placed on these public schools to give the public the impression that these public schools were not in demand just so he could justify expanding Success in those buildings must be lifted. In fact all of the admission restrictions Bloomberg placed on public schools have to be examined. They clearly defied what the parents of those children and the community want.

The schools I would like you to look at that come to mind are in Harlem. They are The Hugo Newman School (P.S. 180) located on Morningside Avenue; The Ralph Bunche School (P.S. 125) located on W. 123rd Street; The Harriet Tubman School (P.S. 154) located on W. 127th Street; The Mahalia Jackson School (P.S. 123) Located on W. 140th Street; and The Mary McLeod Bethune School (P.S. 092 ) located on W. 134th Street.

Be that as it may, the charter school children have to go somewhere. Unfortunately Mr. Mayor you have to eat the results of Bloomberg's evils. So this extra money that Bloomberg was giving to charter schools will have to go toward cleaning up the mess. I suggest that campuses be built or buildings be bought to house these children. Once they are off and running the charter schools will have to pay the property taxes and the expenses to operate the buildings themselves.

The city can even make the charter schools spend some money to renovate or buy such properties so all of the money won't be coming from the city. This way you can rectify more of the mess Bloomberg created.

Yours truly,


Julius Tajiddin

Former public school parent and

School Leadership Team Chairman
FDA II

1 comment:

  1. I saw the commercials last night. If charters can afford television commercials, they can pay rent.

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