Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tweed's Shameful Performance at Beach Channel High School Closing Meeting

There is so much to say about the meeting last night where Tweed sent people who had few answers to parents, teachers and students. I was there with Howie Schwach, editor of The Wave (#10 in NY Magazine's Reasons to Love Living in NYC) to cover and have about an hour of tape. Here are 3 students. Chris wants answers and asks "why didn't you fix us?" Ingrid says there will be more dropouts if they close the school, especially with the loss of free transit for students. Another student wants to know why the PEP meeting to decide the fate of the school will be held in Staten Island. Oh, the hypocrisy. Michelle Lloyd-Bey who played a big role in closing down Far Rockaway is all about data and stats. Clearly, human issues don't count, but she talks about the "concern" for the students.

I have some good stuff from politicians and teachers and Howie and I. More over the next few days.

4 comments:

  1. She is the worst, it's time for some new blood. How many Loyd Bays are in the Bloom/Klein Regime?

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  2. Wow, wow, wow, what a very sad video. Sad for the students who got up to speak and the DOE had no real answers to their questions. And the shame of where the DOE places meetings far far far away from the community when it is about that community, atrocious! Very underhanded!

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  3. The arrogance of the DOE was on display. They announced that the closing was a done deal. They did not have answers. They refused to acknowledge their responsibilty for the problems at BCHS. The staff at BCHS does not want to fail. It has always fought for what is best for the community. That is one reason why it has been targeted for phase out. The apathy and inaction since the announcement by Dr. Morris speaks volumes.

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