Sunday, August 23, 2009

Founding convention of the Coalition for Public Education


The Coalition for Public Education

Parent, Educator and Student Power!

Telephone (212) 561-7368

For Immediate Press Release:


Contact: Jitu Weusi (718) 773-2252, (718) 857-1427
Sam Anderson: (917) 671-8207


The Coalition for Public Education will host a Founding Day Convention on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at DC 37 Headquarters. DC 37 is located at 125 Barclay Street in lower Manhattan near the Westside Highway.

In attendance at the Convention will be the following public officials partaking in a panel discussion on the current trends in public education and the recent debate on mayoral control of the school governance system in New York.

The elected officials confirmed for the convention are:

Senator Eric Adams
Senator Bill Perkins
City Councilman Charles Barron
City Councilman Robert Jackson
TV Personality Camille Yarbrough
NYS Assemblywoman Inez Barron
NYS Assemblyman Nelson Castro
NYS Assemblyman Alan Maisel
NYC Mayoral Candidate Tony Avella
NYC Candidate for Public Advocate Norman Siegel
WBAI Radio Personality Basir Mchawi

During the Convention members of the Coalition for Public Education will facilitate four Caucuses identified below engaging convention participants in a discussions pertaining to public concerns regarding parental rights, youth advocacy, labor issues of educators/school staff and community concerns about neighborhood school control.

Parent Caucus — facilitated by Muba Yarofulani, Anne Kjellzer and Brenda Walker
Youth Caucus — facilitated by Abu Muhammad and Rodney Deas
Educator/School Staff Caucus — facilitated by Linda Williams, Mark Torres, Lilly Taylor and Nicola DeMarco
Community Caucus — facilitated by Jitu Weusi, Mark Rodriguez and Roy Burrowes


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