Please sign our petition and let the new Chancellor and the new members of the Panel for Education Policy that these co-locations should be reversed. And be sure to add a comment on the petition page, especially if the school that your child attends or one in your community will be negatively affected. Thanks!
The petition can be found by clicking here or by clicking the link on the side of the blog.
Dear Chancellor Fariña and Panel members,
I want to thank you for focusing your efforts on improving opportunities for NYC public schools students.
I hope you will reconsider and reverse the co-location proposals made by Mayor Bloomberg in the last few months of his administration, which would lead to more overcrowding and would push thousands of kids out of their classrooms, as well as their art, music and science rooms, and the dedicated spaces special needs students need to receive their mandated services.
These co-locations could also cause many children to lose access to their gyms, libraries and make it unable for them to eat lunch at a reasonable time.
They would take away space that could be used to expand preK and/or reduce class size, which is at a 15 year high in the early grades.
As a parent, teacher, or concerned New Yorker, there is no more critical issue to me than providing NYC public schoolchildren with the space they need to learn and grow, and these co-locations would hamper their opportunity to do so.