....the people who are in charge of planning, at least in my area, are all coming from a Teach for America and/or Charter School background. I've read about how the TFA and their affiliate Leaders for Educational Equity (LEE) are working to infiltrate their members into elected and policy positions, but I didn't realize this was so pervasive in Brooklyn.... Stacie Johnson
....the corporate reform/charter school adherents have successfully embedded the higher echelons of several divisions of NYCDOE, even under an administration that ran for office as being less charter-friendly than Bloomberg administration. Indeed, many of these individuals appear to dominate the primary office that’s supposed to deal with critical issues that will determine the future of the entire school system: overcrowding, space utilization and charter school co-locations..... Leonie Haimson, How corporate reformers have become embedded in the Office of District Planning.
Below is a blog post by Leonie with info you will never read in the NY Teacher or see reported anywhere. I hope someone brings this up at an Ex Bd meeting. Maybe I will the next time I get to speak there. Is our union up to its neck in complicity with ed deformers? See Leonie's comments on Hillsborough/Gates - and she left out Elia and the union.
Such in important piece of work, I am including it all below.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Michael O'Gorman, Associate Director of Planning (formerly TFA and KIPP charters)