...a full 3 weeks before the DOE’s closure proposal even becomes official, and 2 months before the PEP vote takesLast night at the UFT Exec Bd meeting, I had the pleasure to meet JHS 145X teacher Jim Donohue who has led a noble fight to save the school he has taught at for his entire seventeen year career. Jim and a colleague, published an op ed in the Daily News recently.
place, and despite the DOE’s claim that the closing has NOTHING to do with the charter school, Success Academy’s website has begun advertising for applicants to its new middle school, opening in 2017, at JHS 145. In recent weeks, Success Academy staff members have been measuring our classrooms, apparently 100% confident that the PEP will rubberstamp our demise in March.... JHS 145 teacher Jim Donohue
Stop Eva from getting this building
Ed Notes has published an account of the battle to keep the school open before:
- Closing JHS 145 So Eva/Success Academy Can Get Ent...
- How the city failed our students at a closing Renewal School
I've always considered school closings political not educational decisions. Eva wants the building and the de Blasio/Farina administration is willing to sacrifice the school to keep her quiet because they know she and the FES people will go on the attack for keeping a struggling school open. It's an election year, after all.
Here is what Jim Donohue said to the UFT Ex Bd.