Chancellor Fariña has told the media she has instructed the superintendent and senior superintendent to meet with parents. None of the 65% who signed the petition have had the opportunity to do so. So [today] we are going to Tweed to make our voices heard....There is not better example of the debilitating partnership between deB/Farinia and the UFT/Unity leadership where a horror story of a principal is allowed to destroy 40 years of progressive education in almost an instant. But we know that Farina is all about top-down and anti-progressive education, which by its very nature is inclusive of teacher voices. But then again Unity/UFT itself precludes teacher voices.
The UFT district and borough reps have either been useless or lined up with the DOE when it comes to fighting principals.
Farina and the UFT continue to protect bad principals. We knew Farina was lying when she made that statement at the April PEP, which I videotaped: https://vimeo.com/164113948
CPE1 Calls for Principal Monika Garg Removal at PEP April from MORE-UFT/GEM on Vimeo.
CPE 1 Parents, Teachers to Rally at Tweed to Demand Principal's Removal
For Immediate Release:
Kaliris Salas Ramirez
More information at www.savecpe1.org
Community to Demand Chancellor Remove Principal Who Said Progressive Education Doesn’t Work for Students of Color, Led Drive to Oust Longtime Teachers
The protesters will call on the chancellor to accede to the demands of an overwhelming majority of the school community and remove Principal Monica Garg, who has antagonized long-time teachers via investigations and other measures and told parents that progressive education doesn’t work for students of color, among other actions.
Sixty-five percent of parents at CPE1 and more than 2,500 supporters, including the school’s founder, Deborah Meier, have requested that Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Chancellor Fariña:
1. Remove the current principal, Monika Garg
2. Ensure the meaningful participation of the CPE1 community in choosing a strong, suitable principal.
3. Form an independent district to ensure relevant support of alternative schools
The protest comes on the heels of a Panel on Educational Policy hearing last month at which parents delivered the petition to Chancellor Fariña and testified about the need for change at the school. Chancellor Fariña has told the media she has instructed the superintendent and senior superintendent to meet with parents. None of the 65% who signed the petition have had the opportunity to do so. So we are going to Tweed to make our voices heard.
When: Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30 pm
Where: DOE Headquarters at Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street
The website, savecpe1.org, offers an extensive timeline detailing the pattern of administrative mistreatment over time. It also provides just a few samples of more than 20 testimonials from families about what a Central Park East 1 education has meant for them and their children. It explains Central Park East 1’s unique curriculum and pedagogy as well as its success - as measured by the Department of Education’s own metrics.