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GEM opposes Cathie Black as chancellor
Still time to say NO to Cathleen Black and The Chancellor "Compromise"
Go to GEM blog, upper right side panel http://
Deny Black Waiver Press Conference at Tweed Makes News: GEM was in the house
TV Coverage of Nov. 28 news conference.
34th and 5th Ave., Room 5414 (Bring ID)
Trains: N, R, D, F, Q, B, W, V, 6, 1/2/3
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Panel for Educational Policy meeting, details to follow on the GEM blog
Nov. 17, 2010 - Upper West Side, Manhattan
After serving the community for over 100 years, our space and programs are being threatened. Eva Moskowitz wants a new private HSA Charter School to co-locate in the PS/MS 165/Mott Hall 2 Campus and over time phase out these three outstanding public schools.P.S./M.S. 165 is renowned for its model Dual Language program, Gifted and Talented Program, and programs for students with special needs. It has a long history of community enrichment. It is not a failing school. Yet, a charter school without this long history of success wants to deprive P.S./M.S. 165 and Mott Hall II of space and resources in order to implement their own programming." The school's community rapidly mobilized and loudly opposed the Moskowitz Charter at their Community Education Council - CEC3.
See videos of the PS 165 fightback and of the CEC3 meeting at the GEM blog:
NOTE: The PS 165 fightback against Harlem Success seems to have been working and Moskowitz is shifting towards recruiting white middle and upper class students by aiming for space in Brandeis HS, which is closing down.
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