Saturday, December 12, 2009

Welcome to the Hornet's Nest

From our friend Norm over @ http://ednotesonline.blogspot.com/:

"I want to thank Tweed for doing such dumb stuff that led to this group coming together and joining up with other advocates forming around the city. They have uncovered some hornet's nest. As part of a group of organizers so often frustrated by the lack of fight all too many teachers exhibit, I genuflect to Tweed for helping to create CAPE. Keep up the good work. One day you will find thousands of people pounding at your door."

The DOE and its corporate allies isolate and identify communities they think they can overrun and outsmart.  They target communities whose populations have historically had a difficult time organizing and accessing resources.  We are sure they thought targeting PS 15 in Red Hook was easy pinkins'... instead they did in fact unleash a hornet's nest.  We are a group of parents and educators who will continue to demand to be heard, not just for the protection and preseravtion of our community public schools, but in solidarity to fight for the protection and preservation of public education for ALL of our children.

Groups are forming across the city, advocates are joining forces:  the counter movement has begun.  Please join CAPE, ednotesonline, GEM, the Maxwell school movement, CPE, and so many other dedicated parents and educators and demand transparency, truth, and accountability.  Let's join together and stop the Bloomberg Administration's assult on public education.

1 comment:

  1. Hysterical!!! I know the crew from PS 15, they are a dedicated bunch and fierce... if anyone can take on the DOE, they can!

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