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  • dorooz@aol.com
    Did you ever notice, whenever the UFT and the parents/community agree on an issue, then the parents/community are mindless drones that are just chanting the
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    • Leonie Haimson
      Hey, Dorothy; I think this is unfair. We joined with the UFT on the class size lawsuit and we’re not mindless drones. When CPAC went up to Albany on lobby
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        Hey, Dorothy; I think this is unfair.

         

        We joined with the UFT on the class size lawsuit and we’re not mindless drones. 

         

         

        When CPAC went up to Albany on lobby day with the UFT, CPAC developed their own agenda and the UFT applied no pressure to adopt theirs – unlike the DOE, which slipped their position papers into the CPAC folders at the last minute each year without any consultation. The UFT has treated parents with far more respect than the DOE ever has. 

         

        I say thank god for the UFT for filing suit to try to block the closing schools, when so many other groups have remained silent and/or passive about this egregious policy.

         

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      • Did you ever notice, whenever the UFT and the parents/community agree on an issue, then the parents/community are mindless drones that are just chanting the UFT line.   this was the same thing that was said when the parents refused to go to lobby day with the chancellor and rather went on their own, admittedly using the aid the UFT provided in the way of bussing.  Parents groups do not have the funds to put together these trips, or don't you think they would do so.  So when the paths cross yes they will use whatever resources are available.  Not to say parents/community are well aware that if the UFT demands are satisfied, then they will side with the Mayor as is so evident in the past.  But in the meantime, where they can support each others stand then accept it as such and not that parents are being whipped into a frenzy.  The frenzy is that the parents and community better than anyone are well aware of the disaster these closings will be for the neediest students.
         
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        NAACP may also join the suit...



        United Federation of
        Teachers sues in effort
        to block closure of 19
        city schools

        BY Meredith Kolodner
        DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

        Monday, February 1st 2010, 4:00 AM

        The city's teachers union will file a lawsuit Monday
        in a bid to block the closure of 19 schools -
        ramping up its already antagonistic relationship
        with City Hall.

        The United Federation of Teachers lawsuit accuses
        the city of violating the state mayoral control law by
        failing to account for the impact of the shutdowns
        on the community.

        Advocates complained last week that the Education
        Department did not give proper notice about
        replacement schools before the Panel for
        Educational Policy voted Wednesday to approv e the
        closures.

        The National Association for the Advancement of
        Colored People
        was in talks about joining the
        lawsuit, sources said. NAACP officials refused to
        comment yesterday.

        A UFT lawsuit last year over the proposed closur e of
        three other schools led the city to abandon its
        plans. None of those schools is on the closure list
        this year, having all received A's on recent city
        report cards.

        Schools Chancellor Joel Klein defended the 19
        closures yesterday - and slammed the UFT for
        feeding the frenzy at the raucous meeting at which
        they were approved.

        "There are a lot of other people stirring this up,"
        Klein said on Channel 7. "A lot of people who spoke
        at that meeting were union leaders and chapter
        leaders."

        UFT President Michael Mulgrew acknowledged the
        union provided 50 buses for parents and teachers
        to travel to the
        Brooklyn meeting, but he denied that
        the thousands who attended were pushed by the
        union. "The fact that teachers and the community
        were standing together, that's what should be the
        takeaway for the chancellor," Mulgrew said.

        The UFT is in a protracted contract dispute with the
        city.

        Mayor Bloomberg said last week the union would
        have to accept 2% pay raises up to a maximum of
        $1,400 - or face 2,500 layoffs.
         
        mkolodner@nydailyne ws.com

        Did you ever notice, whenever the UFT and the parents/community agree on an issue, then the parents/community are mindless drones that are just chanting the UFT line.   this was the same thing that was said when the parents refused to go to lobby day with the chancellor and rather went on their own, admittedly using the aid the UFT provided in the way of bussing.  Parents groups do not have the funds to put together these trips, or don't you think they would do so.  So when the paths cross yes they will use whatever resources are available.  Not to say parents/community are well aware that if the UFT demands are satisfied, then they will side with the Mayor as is so evident in the past.  But in the meantime, where they can support each others stand then accept it as such and not that parents are being whipped into a frenzy.  The frenzy is that the parents and community better than anyone are well aware of the disaster these closings will be for the neediest students.

         

        D

         

         

        NAACP may also join the suit...

         

         

         

        United Federation of
        Teachers sues in effort
        to block closure of 19
        city schools

        BY Meredith Kolodner
        DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

        Monday, February 1st 2010, 4:00 AM

        The city's teachers union will file a lawsuit Monday
        in a bid to block the closure of 19 schools -
        ramping up its already antagonistic relationship
        with City Hall.

        The United Federation of Teachers lawsuit accuses
        the city of violating the state mayoral control law by
        failing to account for the impact of the shutdowns
        on the community.

        Advocates complained last week that the Education
        Department did not give proper notice about
        replacement schools before the Panel for
        Educational Policy voted Wednesday to approv e the
        closures.

        The National Association for the Advancement of
        Colored People
        was in talks about joining the
        lawsuit, sources said. NAACP officials refused to
        comment yesterday.

        A UFT lawsuit last year over the proposed closur e of
        three other schools led the city to abandon its
        plans. None of those schools is on the closure list
        this year, having all received A's on recent city
        report cards.

         

        Schools Chancellor Joel Klein defended the 19
        closures yesterday - and slammed the UFT for
        feeding the frenzy at the raucous meeting at which
        they were approved.

        "There are a lot of other people stirring this up,"
        Klein said on Channel 7. "A lot of people who spoke
        at that meeting were union leaders and chapter
        leaders."

        UFT President Michael Mulgrew acknowledged the
        union provided 50 buses for parents and teachers
        to travel to the
        Brooklyn meeting, but he denied that
        the thousands who attended were pushed by the
        union. "The fact that teachers and the community
        were standing together, that's what should be the
        takeaway for the chancellor," Mulgrew said.

        The UFT is in a protracted contract dispute with the
        city.

        Mayor Bloomberg said last week the union would
        have to accept 2% pay raises up to a maximum of
        $1,400 - or face 2,500 layoffs.
         
        mkolodner@nydailyne ws.com

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