Where is the UFT?
What does it say to the world where the so-called "school board" has guards and barriers between the panel members and the constituents they are supposed to represent?
There is something terribly wrong with this.
But Mayor Mike told us all of this in 2003, when Corporate Counsel Michael Cardozo handed out to activists, including me, the manifesto of the Bloomberg regime, which I post here once again from my website article posted in 2007:
Editorial: The New York City Department of Education is a Sham and Mike Bloomberg is the Flim-Flam Man:
Michael Cardozo's introduction to his submission which removes the constitutional rights of NYC citizens
Pages index -11
I sent my opposition to all the borough Presidents, members of the Assembly and Senate. No one listened. I do not intend on supporting or voting for anyone on City Council, in the Assembly, Senate education committees, or any other public office during the past nine years. Think about it.
Here are the GEM videos on the PEP puppets:
|PEP in December, 2011|
Videos of Pep 4/26/12 on the closure of 24 schools
I did not stay for the school co-location vote as it was quite late
by the time the puppets voted to close all 24 schools with no
consideration to the public outcry.
Apologies for any errors or mis-spellings. They are in reverse order of the
I was out of town so I missed it. Thanks to Pat for doing all this work.
resolution and asks questions of Mark Sternberg, DOE Deputy Chancellor
Division of Operations
to withdraw the proposals for turnaround/closure and place a moratorium on
the transformation model.
be on how we are going to support our schools...not on how we are going to
CPE (Coalition for Public Education) member, Akinlabi McCall calls for a People's
Board of Education.
goon standing over her.
[20120426064949 PEP 4/26/12] http://www.youtube.com/watch?
City Council Member, Leticia James speaks against the co-location of a fifth
school at the 117 K campus.
Assemblywoman, Catherine Nolan: ...a shortsighted and damaging process...
CEC 3 member, Noah Gotbaum: The whole process is a lie.
UFT Vice President, Leo Casey: This process is a sham. It's illegitimate and it
has no honor.
FDR High School Teacher, Meghan Behrent: It is the Departmenrt of Education
that is failing...Panel...perpetuating crimes against children on a daily basis...
Lehman HS Teacher:It is unfortunate that there are only four reasonable people on
that panel right now...
Graduate of Automotive High School and retired NYC worker: You can't and have
not given the administration of these schools the backing they need.
Margerie Stamberg: We need to organize by understanding who the enemy is...
We are prepping a new generation to be a lost generation.
CEC 14 member, Elaine Manatu: I'm here on the victimization of the kids from
MS 126 and on the closure of Automotive HS.
IS 166 Gershwin closure and the SES program starting late
Paola De Kock, President of the Citywide Council of High Schools: ...shows how
arbitrary and downright cruel the turnaround plan is...there is no plan, there
is a model.
President of CDEC 3: Opposes the co-location of Harlem Success Charter School
at PS 149 andthe mistreatment of special needs children by Harlem Success.
CDEC 30 Representative: Nowhere in the Federal turnaround model is closure
CEC member/Parent speaks about how there is no proof that the turnaround
Representative for NY State Senator Shirley Huntley: Speaks about how the
principal at August Martin High School was mis-treated and how education at the
school was interrupted.-
Councilman Jumaane Williams: Many of you are just doing his (the Mayor's) bidding...
I don't know how you sleep at night.
The community has not been engaged about the proposal to move The Renaissance
School from M99 to PS 155.
Queens elected official and parent: Calls on the PEP to save the other 24 schools.
We cannot afford to turn our backs now...you will be using a form of union busting.
Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz: Stop demonizing our teachers and
Schools not jails! The puppets are introduced.