Monday, February 1, 2010

NAACP NYS Joins UFT Law Suit Against DOE - Press Conference

So much for BloomKlein, those great civil rights activists when the NAACP jumps in. Where is Klein buddy Al Sharpton now?

Note the call:


That will make some photo-op.

In Meredith Kolodner's story in today's Daily News, it is pointed out that last year when the UFT sued to stop the closings of 3 schools, the DOE backed down, though they chopped at the schools by cutting the grades they covered and Klein sent out a letter to parents urging them to place their children elsewhere. While the UFT law suit is a good thing, it should not be the only strategy as courts can take some time. But if there is an injunction of sorts issue to stay the closures, that would throw all the balls in the air. The UFT should also start pressuring the state legislature to take some kind of action on this issue. But with people like State Senator Malcolm Smith having an interest in their own personal charter school and with charter school supported throwing all kinds of money at them, we cannot expect much. But the UFT has to start pulling support for these characters in upcoming elections.

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2010
Place: UFT Building
52 Broadway
New York, NY
Time: 1: 00 p.m.

To announce the joining of the NAACP New York State Conference in an education law suit with MICHAEL MULGREW, as President of the UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, Local 2, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and THE ALLIANCE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, [THE NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP], [Individual Petitioners],

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEWYORK, and JOEL I. KLEIN, as Chancellor of the City School District of the City of New York,



Ed Note:
Make sure to check out our buddies on the radio today.
PS 15 parent and teacher on WWRL at 8am and James Eterno om WBAI 7pm

Radio Show ... Monday 8 am 1600AM
WWRL Morning Show -Errol Louis
You can listen in live at

James Eterno on WBAI Monday Evening

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash host Building Bridges on 99.5 FM radio: WBAI. James will be one of three guests talking about school closings. The program airs between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tune in.

NOTE: Carmen Applewhite will also be on the show. She sent this out:

"Carmen Applewhite the first African American Candidate for President of the UFT will be on WBAI tonight from 7:30 p.m. until 8:00 P.M. along with Mr. James Eterno the other Presidential Candidtate."

Carmen is incorrect in stating she is the first African American candidate for president. Michelle Macklin ran for President on the PAC slate in either 1999 or 2000 or 2001 and Hillcrest HS Chapter leader Marilyn Beckford headed ICE's first election slate in 2004.

1 comment:

  1. I am sure the UFT has reached out to the state lawmakers...
    it must of hurt to give some credit to Mulgrew and folks...


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