Tuesday, September 18, 2007

BloomKlein WIN!


Say the above using your best John Sterling "Yankees Win" voice!

You can fool most of the people most of the time

But not all...

David Quintana rains on the parade

As one of the four (4) parent participants in a focus group held at Tweed for researchers from the Broad Foundation, I am disappointed in the fact that NYC received the Broad Foundation prize today.

This group of parents, handpicked by Martine Guerrier of the Department of Education (DOE), expressed uniform disappointment with the various changes put into place by DOE, the lack of transparency and accountability, and the lack of consideration given the views of parents about what their children really need to succeed.

Clearly the Broad Foundation did not take parents views into consideration when awarding this prize to NYC today.

I feel that the DOE is totally dismissive of parents views and makes short shrift of our concerns for our children (i.e. - class size reduction, cell phone ban, school bus fiasco, numerous reorganizations of the DOE, et al)

Thank you.

David M. Quintana

District 27 Presidents Council - Recording Secretary; District 27 Representative to Chancelors Parents Advisory Council, Queens Community Board 10 - Education Committee and Queens Borough President's Parents Advisory Council member


"never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead


  1. I'm just not happy about this whole deal. Not at all. Thanks for posting.

  2. Well they sure don't take teachers' concerns for kids into account at BloomKlein HQ. Why in the world would Mr. Quintana think they would bother with a mere parent and taxpayer?

    The BloomKlein robots visited various schools this month to tell staff members about equity in education. It's all a fantasy, including the Broad prize.

    More's the pity that the NY Press seems not to have a clue!


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