Category Archives: Education

Co-Location’s just another phrase for, Your School’s Overcrowded

Working on education issues at NYCC is a challenging job. We get to meet with parents who want the best for their kids, which is great, but we often find ourselves fighting City Hall. We’ve fought for more funding, against … Continue reading

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“A genuine crisis” in NY State Education

Now that he’s the “outgoing state Education Commissioner, ” David Steiner has the freedom to speak his mind regarding schools, funding, and those standardized tests we cram down kid’s throats starting in the 4th Grade.  Anyway, soon-to-be-ex-Commissioner Steiner speaks the truth, and … Continue reading

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Choice means Chance in the NYC Education System

A couple different news stories about public education in Brooklyn go a long, long way to illustrate that, for many parents, getting a quality education for their kids is more about chance than choice.  

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A Tale of Two Boroughs

Yes, we know there are some very well-to-do parts of Brooklyn.  Yes, we know Manhattan’s a bit more multi-layered than what’s between 5th and Park from 59th up to 86th.  We all know there are two very different realities to … Continue reading

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PCBs in our schools? It’s more likely than you think!

It’s bad enough we’re suffering from the worst round of education budget cuts in New York State’s history.  It’s even worse our beloved Mayor is getting ready to gut the corps of teachers educating the next generation of New Yorkers. … Continue reading

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Well… bye!

Just shy of 100 days in office, Cathie Black is out as NYC’s Chancellor of Education.  Not much more needs to be said here; her “tumultuous and brief tenure” as Chancellor of Education was marked more by gaffes, missteps, and declining support … Continue reading

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Education Budget Battle Round-Up

In case you’ve missed all the news: The Legislature votes on Gov. Cuomo’s budget next week.  He’s still insisting We, the People pull money from schools instead of making the 4.3% of NY’ers making 200K/yr+ pay their fare share.  We’re … Continue reading

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Gov Cuomo: All Budget Cuts, All The Time

The Sunday NYTimes drops yet another editorial lambasting Governor Andy’s almost pathological need to steal money from our kid’s classrooms while giving a tax break to people lucky enough to earn $200,000/yr.  

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Notes from the Education Budget Battle

Things are decidedly heating up in the battle to stop Governor Cuomo’s plan to cut $1,500,000,000 from our state’s school system.  For those of you keeping score at home, that’s $600,000,000 for NYC alone.  We’re fighting as fast as we … Continue reading

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College and Careers, Not Budget Cuts!

Join with your fellow Brooklynites in protesting Governor Cuomo’s plan to cut $1.5B from our schools Continue reading

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