Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Annual "Skinny" Awards Dinner! Please buy your ticket today!

On Monday, June 9 we will be holding our annual “Skinny” award dinner, to honor three extraordinary individuals who have given us the real “skinny” about our public schools. 

Liz Phillips, Principal of PS 321
Our honorees this year are Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, Carol Burris, principal of South Side HS on Long Island, and Patrick Sullivan, former Manhattan representative to the Panel for Education Policy.  

Liz and Carol are leaders in one of the most exciting developments of this or any year  --principals who are speaking out against the high-stakes and low quality of the NY State exams.  
Carol Burris, principal of South Side HS

Patrick stood up for NYC parents and consistently challenged the DOE to justify their damaging policies during the Bloomberg years.  

Patrick Sullivan, NYC public school parent
and former Manhattan representative on the PEP
Diane Ravitch will be there to help give out the awards; always an inspiration to all of us in the “resistance,”  fighting to protect and strengthen public education and against the forces of corporate reform.

Please buy your tickets now, to reserve your seat for a terrific  four course dinner at Bocca Di Bacco at 191 7th Ave (at 21st St).

If you cannot attend, please donate to our organization if you would like our work on student privacy, parent rights, and class size to continue, or simply to honor these three heroes who have courageously spoken out,  when others would have remained quiet.

Our annual dinner is always one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year, and one that you will not want to miss. And this year,  with the demise of inBloom, we have something special to celebrate.  -- thanks. Leonie Haimson, Executive Director

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