Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Danny Dromm Goes After Charter Scammers, Charter Slug Merriman Trots Out Usual Suspect - UFT

Message from earth to James Merriman: the UFT favors charters and even co-locations since they run one themselves. Why won't Merriman call for charters, which claim to be public, to turn over their paperwork like every other group feeding at the trough of public money.

Moreover, note in the photo below, next to Dromm, one Patrick Walsh, recently a member of the MORE steering committee, a group CHALLENGING the UFT/Unity leadership.

Councilman Daniel Dromm noted that charter schools 'receive over a billion dollars in taxpayer funds and we don’t know what’s going on.'


A lawmaker is asking the city’s charter schools to hand over paperwork showing how they use millions of dollars in tax money. And they have five days to do it.
City Councilman Daniel Dromm, who chairs the Education Committee, said he is troubled by the “lack of transparency and accountability” of charter schools.
“They receive over a billion dollars in taxpayer funds and we don’t know what’s going on,” Dromm, a Queens Democrat, told the Daily News on Monday.
Dromm sent a letter to all 197 charter schools in the city asking them for copies of their committee board minutes and fraud prevention policies. He also asked if they would voluntarily submit to the city Conflict of Interest Board to examine relationships between school board members and developers.
Dromm’s action comes after The News reported in November that an analysis by the Center for Popular Democracy found more than $28 million in questionable spending and probable financial mismanagement in 95% of the charter schools examined by state auditors since 2002.
James Merriman, CEO of the New York Charter School Center, dismissed Dromm as an “attack dog” for the United Federation of Teachers, which is opposed to charter schools.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/city-lawmaker-charters-show-tax-money-article-1.2127054

 

2 comments:

  1. 718-803-6373 Call Dromm and say thanks!!!
    I wish the UFT would take a lesson on this!!
    Hey, Mike & Randi this is how you advocate!!!!

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  2. I,ve spoken to Councilmember Daniel Dromm as well as many other elective official about the ongoing problems with the education system.
    To date all they did was turn a blind eye to the constant problems.
    The reality is, they simply don,t care about fixing the problems and helping the kids.

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