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Wednesday 05 Dec 2012

Public Hearing About Co-Locating Citizens of the World Charter School in JHS 126

Location: JHS 126 Auditorium - 424 Leonard Street - 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Citizens of the World Charter Schools is a Los Angeles charter school chain intent upon opening this charter school despite widespread community opposition. SUNY will hear public comments about co-locating Citizens of the World Charter School in JHS126 John Ericsson School.

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  1. CALLING ALL WILLIAMSBURG / GREENPOINT PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS!!

    SUNY will hear public comments about co-locating “Citizens of the World Charter School” in JHS126 John Ericsson School.

    Please help us to defend our neighborhood schools from profit-driven segregation!

    • “Citizens of the World Charter Schools” is a Los Angeles charter school chain intent upon opening this charter school in spite of widespread community opposition including every elected official, including Community Board 1, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, City Councilmember Stephen Levin, City Councilmember Diana Reyna, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Martin Dilan and US Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

    • “Citizens of the World Charter School” has enrollment targets of 55% white children, the result of which will radically re-segregate our neighborhood public schools and ensure segregation in neighborhood schools throughout our district.

    • “Citizens of the World Charter Schools” will be larger than the majority of our existing elementary schools. Our neighborhood elementary schools are profoundly under-enrolled with no waiting lists for K-5. Opening up an additional elementary school in our district is poor city planning. PS110, an excellent neighborhood school, six blocks from JHS126 has openings for plenty of K-5 students.

    • “Citizens of the World Charter School” is a poor copy of our neighborhood schools, (PS84, PS132, PS110, PS31, PS34 and the new PS414), and will not have the experienced teachers and principals or the commitment to our community that we enjoy in our neighborhood schools.

    • The proposal for “Citizens of the World” is riddled with false information and manipulated data in a mercenary attempt to discredit our local public schools and manufacture a desire for these schools.

    • “Citizens of the World” will syphon precious funds from our existing schools and JHS 126 will lose vital art rooms, science rooms, computer rooms, music rooms, and rooms used for special education.

    • “Citizens of the World Charter Schools” has already been associated with a number of financial scandals and ethical improprieties.

    • “Citizens of the World Charter Schools” are financially unstable. Expansion of their schools is necessary for them to stay in business. Our children should not be prey to this Ponzi scheme.

    PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

    WAGPOPS · Nov 29, 11:22 AM · #



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