Tuesday, January 19, 2010
James Eterno and Rachael Ali of Jamaica HS at our emergency parent conference on school closings
Here James Eterno and Rachael Ali dispute the DOE's "Educational impact statements" and show how they are full of erroneous information. James reveals how the graduation rate at Jamaica has increased by 15% over the last few years, and Rachael describes how budget cuts have devastated programs at the school.
James proposes that DOE should take the funds reserved for start-ups and invest them in reducing class size and increasing guidance counselors at the schools slated for closure.