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Monday, May 24, 2010

More impotent advisory councils in exchange for lifting the charter cap?

According to a NY Post article, Pact to boost charter cap closer, the state, city and teacher union are negotiating to lift the cap on charters.

Rather than granting parents a real voice on whether charter schools should be co-located in public school spaces, by giving this authority to parents at the existing school and/or Community Education Councils, instead the proposal is to create "
an advisory council that would assess the impact of sharing space with traditional public schools. But the task force would not have the power to block a charter school from moving into a building. "

How many advisory councils do we already have? 32 CECs and the Citywide Council on High Schools.

How many times has the Bloomberg administration listened to their "advice"? Never.

How many more impotent "advisory councils" do we need in this city? Zero.


NYC Educator said...

Couldn't agree more. What nonsense.

Ms. Tsouris said...

Another duplicitous smoke and mirrors routine from our so-called leadership.

Anonymous said...

It seems to be a manner to shift the responsibility of devising an impact plan from the DOE to those without the pertinent information. Advisory panels have no teeth and are a waste of more money when they are not properly utilized.

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