Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Separate and Unequal Schools in NYC: Rally at PS 123 on First Day of School

This the first in a series, with a focus on the tactics of Eva Moskowitz and her Harlem Success Academy machine.

Join our Protest!
Eva Moskowitz and Her Charter School Must Go!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
6:30am in the Morning! (and at 3:30PM)
West 141st Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue)
For more information please contact William Hargraves (718) 812-1102.

Click to enlarge. Pdf available on request.

Here is an email from Mark Torres of the Coalition for Public Education:

Support on the struggle being waged by students, parents, staff, administrators and community of P.S. 123 in Harlem. they have been fighting theft of space and many other injustices perpetrated by Eva Moskowitz and the Bloom/Klein dictatorship.

The P.S. 123 community has worked hard, for over a year, to reach out and resolve problems forced upon them by the charter school invasion of their building. However, Eva Moskowitz and the Bloom/Klein dictatorship have not resolved any problems and are only concerned about pushing more and more private charter schools into public school buildings.

P.S. 123 is now ready to stand up for all public schools in our city and they need our help.

Please support P.S. 123 and defend our public school system.

1 comment:

  1. I still remember (will always remember) what happened at Kennedy when the small schools moved in - and those were simply DOE small schools, not charter schools. Some of their furniture did not arrive on time for the beginning of the school year. So they simply took (stole!) student desks and whatever else they wanted from our classrooms before school began. They covered the desks with contact paper or something. Then later when their NEW desks arrived they threw our desks into the the trash dumpsters. We ended up having to take these desks from the dumpsters just to have anything for our students to use. Oh, and thy had ripped the contact paper off when they discarded the desks. This meant not only were we using their discarded things that were not good enough for the small schools but all the desks were covered with a sticky almost impossible to remove mess where the contact paper had been.

    What were our students to think as they used old and broken furniture in overcrowded classrooms while seeing the small schools with new furniture and plenty of room, including a student lounge furnished with sofas, chairs and tables?



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