Last night when the revised public notice from the DOE to close down all 33 PLA schools came out I felt I was watching another Terminator movie. Take a look (http://schools.nyc.gov/
After closing my high school they close my junior high
And look at this one -- after closing my HS -- Thomas Jefferson years ago they are now closing my old JHS - Gershwin -- look who is co-located -- our UFT friends.
J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin (19K166) and New School (19K338) with the UFT Charter School (84K359) in Building K166
Closure, Opening and Co-location
April 4, 2012 at 6:00PM
J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin
800 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
While things look bleak, the puny humans are still fighting back with different schools trying different things. Many have been calling on the UFT to mount a united fightback of all the schools in the city but that has not seemed to be happening, though the UFT has been making noises about holding rallies of some sort on March 15 but for some reason seems to be keeping that top secret.
GEM even postponed our special teacher eval sesssion with Carol Burris, Leonie Haimson and Arthur Goldstein just in case the union actually comes through.
Puny humans fight Tweed machines at Grady
We'll try to keep people updated on any of the protests that are coming in. Tomorrow there is one at Grady HS where Mulgrew taught even though there is a Delegate Assembly tomorrow. I assume Mulgrew has to pop in there.
Want to join the fight back?
March 10 - STATE OF THE UNION PART 2: TIME TO FIGHT BACK
See below the fold for Lehman HS Updates:
---- See Norms Notes for a variety of articles of interest: http://normsnotes2.blogspot.com/. And make sure to check out the side panel on the right for important bits.