Friday, October 19, 2012

UPDATE: NYC Public School Parents: Warning to district 6 and others considering de-zoning

NYC Public School Parents: Warning to district 6 and others considering de-zoning:


Comments on the proposed New American Academy Charter School


Here are comments submitted today to the State Education Department on the proposed New American Academy charter, opposing the granting of this charter.  The school is based on the model of an existing public school in Brooklyn, that places 60 small children in a room with four teachers, instead of providing them with a class size of 15. 

Click here to download as a pdf.
New American Academy Charter Comments Final

Comments opposed to the authorization of the Great Oaks Charter School


Comments submitted today to the State Education Department.  You can also download the pdf of this document here


Comments on Great Oaks Charter Final 10.19.12


Warning to district 6 and others considering de-zoning



This memo was written for District 6 parents and Community Education Council members,  who with the encouragement of DOE are considering eliminating all school attendance zones in their district.  Apparently there are other districts are considering the same course of action.  I believe this proposal is a Trojan Horse, and has the potential of allowing DOE to close any public school and put a charter in its place.  Click on this link to download the pdf version of the memo below. 



Memorandum

To:   District 6 Parents and Community Education Council
Re:   Proposal to eliminate school attendance zones
From: Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters
Date: 10/16/12
CC:  Council Member Robert Jackson, Sarah Morgridge

After reading the materials presented by the CEC 6 zoning committee and news clips about this issue, I believe there is an important point that has been left out of the public discussion about the pros and cons of eliminating 

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