Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MORE's Julie Cavanagh Exposes Eva Charter Schools

On May 21, 2011 (2 days after the premiere of the GEM film response to the ed deform film Waiting for Superman, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman that Julie co-narrated, co-produced and co-wrote), Community Board 12 in upper Manhattan convened a panel to discuss charter schools.

Dennis Walcott was supposed to be on that panel but never showed up [he was as scared of Julie as Mike Mulgrew is]. Also Pedro Noguera, [former] chairman of the SUNY Charter Schools authorizing committee (which authorized both Eva/Success and UFT charter schools) and James Merriman, CEO of the NYC Charter School Center. They said their pieces and left before Julie Cavanagh got to go, clearly not wanting to hear what they were doing to undermine the public school system.

Merriman, as the charter school movement usually does, blamed the UFT for resistance, which if you know Julie, it was their LACK of resistance to a co-location of a charter in her school that activated her in the first place. In the early part of the 20-minute video Julie refutes this, showing the opposition to charters is growing from the grass roots far from being led by the UFT.

In the full presentation she presented a comprehensive case against the charter school movement (view it in full here) as she goes into details of her activation as she saw PAVE, with the complicity of Tweed, grab more and more at the expense of her school while the UFT stood on the sidelines.

Here is a short excerpt where she focuses on the inequities the Eva Moskowitz Success Academy brings into the schools.

1 comment:

  1. Am I the only one wondering who is actually posting on MORE's site under the moniker "Morecaucusnyc"? Seems shady. Who is it, Norm? Why the secrecy? Come out, come out, great and powerful Oz!


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