Saturday, March 28, 2009


An educational evening for the lower Manhattan School Community. IN 2002 STATE LAW ESTABLISHED MAYORAL CONTROL OF THE NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS LAW EXPIRES IN JUNE 2009. WHAT IS MAYORAL CONTROL? DO WE END MAYORAL CONTROL MODIFY IT OR KEEP IFS CURRENT FORM? A downtown forum on “Demystifying Mayoral control”
sponsored by South of the Bridge Parent & Youth Assoc.". Special Invited Guest The Honorable Sheldon Silver
Panelists Include: Diane Ravitch, Education Historian. Diane Ravitch Ph.D., is an eminent historian, author, Research Professor of Education at NYU, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She frequently writes op-eds, has her own blog on the Education Week website with Deborah Meier, and also contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and the NYC Public School Parent blog.She is author of the seminal work on the history of NYC schools, called The Great School Wars. She has written countless other works on the history of education.
Paul Hovitz, Community Advocate. Paul Hovitz: is the former Chair of the Youth Committee for CB1 1995-2D08 and continues to serve on the committee. He is also Chair of the resident advisory committee for Councilmember Alan Gerson for the past 4 years. Paul is a former teacher of special education with 30 years in the NY Public Schools and a long time Lower Manhattan resident and parent. Paul brings keen insight to all matters affecting our community.
Leonie Haimson, Exec Director, Class Size Matters and public school parent.Sponsored/Supported by: CB Councilmember Alan Gerson, MYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. Childcare provided for school age children

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