The proliferation of fake news through Facebook and other social media has had a profoundly damaging impact on our elections. Now Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he intends to hire Campbell Brown to lead the news team at Facebook. Campbell Brown has received funding from billionaires to relentlessly promote charter schools and vouchers, and attack […]
Update! Sign our petition on class size, and what the DOE survey and IBO analysis of charter funding left out
Dear Friend, 1. The DOE has posted a Contract for Excellence proposal for next year that, once again, contains no real plan to reduce class size, contrary to the intent of the 2007 law and the Mayor’s promises. Instead, class sizes are likely to continue to increase, unless the DOE allocates specific dollars towards creating smaller […]
Take a minute now and send a letter to the Gov. and Legislature to Support our Public Schools, Don’t Dismantle Them!
March 18, 2015 Hey Folks, Please help us continue to protect our public schools by signing our petition here to Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Skelos now and send a letter here to your legislator. Throughout NY state, parents, students, and teachers have rallied to protect our public schools from Governor’s Cuomo’s attempt to hold school […]
Please sign our petition! Urge Mayor-Elect de Blasio to adopt a transparent, inclusive public process for the selection of a new Chancellor
Please sign our petition, urging the Mayor-elect to institute a transparent, inclusive selection process in choosing the next Chancellor, which many school districts around the country do. There is nothing more important than having the right Chancellor to ensure a better direction for our public schools. Feel free to alter and/or add anything you like […]
Sign our Petition: Stop disclosing confidential student information to corporations without parental consent!
New York State, along with Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina and Massachusetts, intends to provide confidential student information to a private corporation called the Shared Learning Collaborative, funded by the Gates Foundation, which in turn will make this data available to for-profit companies to develop and market their commercial learning products. This confidential data will include […]
Over the the next 30 days, the mayor and the City Council will decide the fate of our schools; will which help determine our children’s future for years to come. Please sign our new petition; this is the crunch time! Bloomberg proposes to cut $350 million directly from the classroom, by removing 6,000 teachers […]