Update: please send letter to NYC Chancellor, Eva and PS 25 controversy, admissions at selective HS & & Skinny recap

It’s the end of the school year, but not the end of our battle to save PS 25, a great school in Brooklyn that the previous Chancellor tried to close.

Even though the court has placed a temporary restraining order against closing the school for at least another year, we would really like our new Chancellor to rescind the earlier decision to close PS 25 that was made before he came to NYC, and instead allow this great school with small classes and great results to grow. Please send a letter now to Chancellor Carranza and urge him to add a preK and a 3K class to the school for next year. He seems to be progressive, he says he understands that class size matters and that he really care about kids; let him show this is true by saving this school from closure.

In other news, Eva Moskowitz is on a tear to convince the Chancellor to put a Success charter middle school into the building, by demanding that he call this an “emergency”. We believe inserting her middle school in the PS 25 building would be illegal without any public process and so late in the year. See why here.

I entered the fray on the controversy over admissions at the NYC selective high schools with a piece in Gotham Gazette, highlighting some under-reported aspects of the issue; please take a look and let me know what you think.

Finally, our annual Skinny award dinner last Tuesday was a great success. We honored Fred Smith, Norm Scott, Jan Atwell and Council Member Danny Dromm — all of whom have give us the real “skinny” on NYC schools in different ways over many years. A wonderful time was had by all. Check out the photos on Facebook here.

Have a wonderful July 4th — you deserve it; but please remember to send a letter to Carranza first!!!!

Categories Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Updates | Tags: | Posted on June 27, 2018

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