Then comes this:
"Normally, the public waits until the end of the meeting to speak, after all other topics have been discussed. But the 50 or 60 parents who attended the meeting at Murry Bergtraum High School in Lower Manhattan didn't want to wait that long."Oh, poor David Chang, who is a pathetic creature of BloomKlein.
"Whose schools? Our schools!" they chanted, as the panel's chairman David Chang stated, "We have to do something. This is disorderly."Despite his pleas, the parents continued shouting for about half an hour.
And oh, those spoiled parents. Can't wait till the end of the meeting after countless power points drive people into a death sleep?
There is no "normally" at the PEP. The public is often offered a chance to comment after an agenda item. And when requests and demands from the public are made they often give in. Not this time, though. They only wanted their spin to be spun and hopefully the press would leave before parents got to speak.
Notice no mention that the testing agenda item was never advertised, nor were people allowed to sign up for that specific agenda item before the meeting - since it was kept off the public agenda - and were forced to sign up for the general discussion (I know- I had #3). In fact when we walked in we were somewhat shocked to see that testing would be on the agenda.
Nor is there a mention that PEP member Patrick Sullivan made a request that parents be allowed to comment. Such requests have often been honored in the past.
The DOE shills get two paragraphs while Sullivan's eloquent response is ignored.
So much for the so-called "liberal" press.
Part 2 of our coverage on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvnnzqC8lb4
More video to come later.