|Students from Southside (Los Sures)|
The community is joined by a number of white parents who also oppose Eva and support the public schools. They have already set up a fabulous web site (Occupy The DOE (under construction)
My childhood pal Marty Needelman, a Southside resident for over 40 years was at the meeting. Marty got me into this mess in 1970 when he was a community organizer/lawyer. I've seen him 5 times over the last month when there are years we don't see each other.
Then I scooted over to East NY by scooting down Bushwick Ave to Pennsylvania Ave (3 blocks from Alabama Ave where Marty and I grew up) in pretty quick time and caught the end of the District 19 event --- actually I think it may have been a Community Board Education Committee meeting. I saw lots of good people from the Coalition for Public Education (CPE) there to promote their concept of the People's Board of Education. Charles Baron was the key speaker and I was told he made a great speech but I got there too late.
Check out this video from Legacy HS on the closing list:
|Save Legacy AndOtherschools||11:53pm Feb 7|
Here are some pics from the night:
|Jamillah (CPE, Benita (The Many)|
|Akinlabi (CPE) and Lisa (GEM/ICE)|
|GEM's Janine Sopp made a rousing speech in D. 14|