Since Mayor deBlasio is going after 13 schools, we are approaching Bloomberg territory for closings. Fight as best as you are able to but mayoral control of schools is the real problem here. Until we have more than just the mayor to appeal to, nothing much will change.
Come to the PEP Meeting this Wed. Feb. 28
in Lower Manhattan, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall
This Wed., Feb. 28, the Panel of Educational Policy (PEP ) will vote on the proposals to close 13 community schools. It is very important for as many folks as possible to attend this meeting to show support for the school communities that would be adversely affected by these actions.
There will be a press conference and rally against school closings before the PEP at 5:30 and you can sign up to speak at the PEP at that time as well.
MORE/CASCADE (Coalition Against School Closings and Displacement Everywhere) is fighting against the current round of school closings in NYC. We are against labeling any schools as "failing," against Renewal and Receivership School programs that don't help, against targeting these schools for Charter Co-locations, and against closures. We see the connection between school closures and the privatization of our education system as well as the anti-displacement movement.The next meeting of CASCADE, Campaign Against School Closures and Against Displacement Everywhere., is on March 10, at 2:30 at the CUNY Graduate Center. All are welcome to come and strategize about how to stop school closings.