Many new faces at VID Forum on School Options Charter schools, public schools, parental and community schools all got lots of attention at VID’s General Membership Meeting on November 13. Discussions about public funding (they all are publicly funded), parent and community involvement (a must) and Department of Education bureaucracy (usually a detriment to quick action and cheaper materials) was enlightening. One of most contentious issues was the inequality between charter and non-charter public schools over additional funding and extra resources. Many argued, also, that co-location of schools in the same building often leads to reduced space for non-charters and a […]
Is There A School for My Child?…Options in Education in NYC. Find out at a forum presented by Village Independent Democrats this Thursday at 7:15 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street. Is There a School for My Child Panelists will be Eric Joerss, Deputy for Government Affairs, the NYC Charter School Center; Barbara McKeon, Principal, Broome Street Charter High School; Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters; Tamara Rowe, Community Education Council, District 2. The discussion will focus on District 2 Department of Education schools and charter schools that have been built as a result of pressure and/or […]
The next VID Tenants Clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00 PM at VID-26 Perry Street (basement). You do not need to make an appointment but you must bring all pertinent documents.