Call To Action

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Call to Action 2. Board Meeting Tomorrow 3. Candidate’s Forum Thursday 1) Call to Action from Strong East Ramapo — If you think it’s a problem that East Ramapo plans to switch people’s polling places eight weeks before a critical election — If you think it’s a problem that […]

Betrayal of Trust

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. Issues and Candidates Forum 2. Betrayal of Trust 3. Scholarship Opportunity 1) Issues and Candidates Forum This is your opportunity to hear from the people who are interested in running for school board, and to discuss the issues that will affect our children and our community.   Thursday February 16 […]

Call for Candidates

Power of Ten Update Special Edition: Call for Candidates The school board and budget vote will take place on May 16. Strong East Ramapo will be working hard to get the vote out to pass the budget. Power of Ten will work to identify and assist candidates for the school board positions. There are certainly […]

A New Beginning?

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Strong East Ramapo Volunteer Kickoff 2. 2017 Candidates Forum February 16 3. Monitors Report – A New Beginning 1) Strong East Ramapo Volunteer Kickoff Strong East Ramapo will hold a Volunteer Kickoff event this Thursday, February 2, at Finkelstein Library at 7 p.m. They need YOUR HELP to get out the […]

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Support Advocates For Justice

Power of Ten Special Edition: Support Advocates For Justice Advocates for Justice has acted for East Ramapo parents and taxpayers since 2012 in a constitutional claim against the school board.  The lawsuit challenged the board’s use of public funds for private religious schools to the detriment of public school children. The case has involved many […]

Bond Vote: YES

Power of Ten Update Special Edition: Bond Vote December 6 There will be a vote on December 6 to approve spending $60 million for renovations to school buildings and grounds. A YES Vote will benefit the children. The NY State Education Department has responded to the NAACP request that they oversee the process. They say […]

Teachers ask for State Protection

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Teachers ask for State Protection 2. Action Opportunity: Stop Town Tax Ripoff 3. NAACP: Conditional Support for School Bond 1) Teachers ask for State Protection In a Community View in the Journal News, the president of the Rockland County Teachers Association calls on the state to change rules for funding […]

What Happened to Your School Tax Dollars?

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Vote on Tuesday Nov 8 2. Yeshivas get Tax Dollars – for What? 3. Town of Ramapo Takes from School Taxes – Why? 1) Vote on Tuesday Nov 8 There are many important local elections this year. A complete list is available from The Journal News at http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/21/whos-on-ballot-rockland-candidates/92408902/ Preserve Ramapo has […]

VOTE for Ellen Jaffee on November 8

Power of Ten Update Special Edition: VOTE for Ellen Jaffee on November 8 If you are a resident of NY Assembly District 97, you have the privilege of voting to re-elect Ellen Jaffee.  Assembly Member Jaffee has stood with the students and families of East Ramapo as we fought for state oversight of our school board. During […]

Board’s Actions Cost District Millions

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Full Day Kindergarten Begins 2. Board’s Actions Cost District Millions 3. Yeshiva pays $9 million for Temple Beth El 1) Full Day Kindergarten Begins It was only three years ago that the district announced they were doing away with Kindergarten entirely. Now, because of constant pressure from parents and […]

Knowledge is Power

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Vote on Sept 13 2. Public Hearing Sept 7 3. Knowledge is Power 1) Vote on Sept 13 With all the attention in the media focused on the Presidential Election, many people may not be aware that September 13 is also an Election Day. This year, we have two […]

Board Annuls Election Results – Community Responds

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. MLK Center Party was a success! 2. Board Annuls Election Results – Community Responds 3. Petition for Equivalent Education Continues to Grow 1) MLK Center Party was a success! Thanks to our sponsors, committee members and professionals who lent a hand, and the nearly 200 people who came out […]

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Legendary Party Sunday (Not Saturday!); Pressure Mounts for Equivalent Education

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Legendary Party Sunday (Not Saturday!) 2. Pressure Mounts for Equivalent Education 1) Legendary Party Sunday (Not Saturday!) I don’t want you to miss this Party! It will be LEGENDARY!!! That’s why I am publishing this important CORRECTION: The MLK Center Summer Sand and Soul Party will be SUNDAY (Not Saturday as […]

Why I Care

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Why I Care (Petition!) 2. Life is Not All Hard Work (Party!) 1) Why I Care Our human family has been through a lot. Not so long ago we hadn’t figured out how to harness electricity. The smallest thing we knew of was the smallest thing you could […]

YAFFED Education Petition on Fire; MLK Party Will Be Legendary!

The Power of Ten Extra Edition! In the last issue, I brought to your attention two very important items. In the past three days, the response has been amazing: 1) The petition for equivalent education for yeshiva students already has over 800 signers!!! If you have not yet signed, please do so now at http://yaffed.nationbuilder.com/sign_the_petition […]

NY Intervenes for Public Students; Non-public Students Still Waiting

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Oversight is Law 2. Petition: All Children Deserve an Education 3. Summer, Sand & Soul – A Day Party With a Purpose 1) Oversight is Law Governor Cuomo has signed the East Ramapo oversight bill, affirming that the district indeed merits special attention to ensure all students receive the […]

2016 Election Results

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Election Results 2. StrongER Students Group Has Arrived! 3. Rockland Youth Film Festival Accepting Submissions 4. The Hudson Tribes Scholarship Fund 1) Election Results Many thanks to those who assisted and voted this year. Once again, East Ramapo voter turnout was more than double the numbers from other […]

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Vote Tuesday

Power of Ten Special Edition Vote Tuesday Message from our candidates: 1. Please mark your calendars and bring your friends to Vote on Tuesday May 17th! 2. We will be holding phone banks on Monday eve from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pmat El Mana restaurant on Main St Spring Valley (across from the Louis Kurtz […]

Celebration, Remembrance, Service, Community

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. #4Women4ALL Event Today (Saturday)! 2. School Board Campaign Opportunity Tuesday April 19 3. Work, Eat, Play April 23 4. Celebration of the Life of Dr. Susan G. Gordon April 24 1) #4Women4ALL Event Today (Saturday)! What: #4Women4ALL Door to Door Canvassing Day When: Saturday April 16 at 1:30 PM Where: Gene Levy […]

Work, Eat, Play for a Better East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Thursday Community Forums Continue 2. #4Women4ALL Saturday! 3. Tender Steps April 17 4. Work, Eat, Play April 235. Fire Safety Instruction Reveals Tears in Social Fabric 1) Thursday Community Forums Continue Join us once again as we continue our community conversation about East Ramapo issues. There will be presentations about […]

Monitor Bill Support is Growing

Power of Ten Update In This Issue 1. School Board Race Underway 2. Tender Steps April 17 3. Strong-ER gets STRONGER! 4. Nice Work, Nanuet  5. Correction 1) School Board Race Underway The Journal News: Slate of four candidates campaign for East Ramapo BOE News 12: School board seats up for grabs in East Ramapo Campaign website: https://eastramapotogether.wordpress.com/ #4Women4ALL 2) Tender Steps […]

#4Women4ALL

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. #4Women4ALL Saturday! 2. Martin Luther King Center Annual Awards Benefit Dinner Dance Sunday 3. Flanagan Increasingly Isolated 1) 4Women4ALL Saturday! Who is running for school board this year? When is the election? How can I help? Answers to these questions and more will be available this Saturday at […]

Co-existence, Corruption, Criticism and Bigotry

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Pressure Mounts on Sen. Flanagan  2. Strong East Ramapo in Long Island? 3. East Ramapo Yeshiva Funding Under Scrutiny 4. Co-existence, Corruption, Criticism and Bigotry 1) Pressure Mounts on Sen. Flanagan Senator Flanagan, using his power as Majority Leader of the NY Senate, is preventing the passage of legislation designed […]

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Who is Failing Who?

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Tonight!  2. Budget Meeting Schedule 3. MLK Center Honors Coach Delva 4. #4Women4All 5. Who is Failing Who? 1) Tonight! Legislature meets to reiterate support for monitor with veto power Last year, the Rockland County Legislature passed a resolution supporting the recommendation of Fiscal Monitor Greenberg for a monitor with veto power. […]

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A Great Coach Sets No Ceilings

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Thursday Community Forums Continue2. The 2016 School Board Campaign has Begun3. Support for Monitor with Veto Power Continues4. A Great Coach Sets No Ceilings 1) Thursday Community Forums Continue Join us once again as we continue our community conversation about East Ramapo issues. Learn how you can […]

Sunday: Honor Living Legend David Lipman

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. This Sunday: Honor Living Legend David Lipman 2. Thursday Community Forum Continues 3. 2016 Budget Talks Begin 4. March 8 CUPON Rally 1) This Sunday: Honor Living Legend David Lipman The Trustees of the Historical Society of Rockland County Cordially Invite You to the Annual Dinner 2016 When: Sunday, March 6, 2016, 5-9 pm […]

Saturday Brunch Topic: “A District in Crisis”; Monday: “He Named Me Malala” TV Premiere

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. AAUW Brunch This Saturday Feb 27 2. CUPON Rally Tuesday, March 8 3. HE NAMED ME MALALA Global Television Premiere 4. “The Roof is On Fire” 1) AAUW Brunch This Saturday Feb 27 The Rockland County Branch of the American Association of University Women, Inc. 17th Annual Diversity Brunch will […]

Jewish WWII Veteran Earns Living Landmark Honor

The Power of Ten Special Edition: East Ramapo Alum to Receive Living Landmark Award David Lipman, Spring Valley HS class of 1939, will be honored by the Rockland County Historical Society as a “Living Landmark”. The Society will present the award at their annual dinner on Sunday, March 6, 2016, from 5-9 pm at The View on the […]

Forum Thursday; Yeshiva Boys Deserve Better

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Forum Thursday 2. Cupon Meeting Wednesday 3. Yeshiva Boys Deserve Better 4. Alan Singer for Board of Regents 1)  Forum Thursday Its time to start thinking about the May school board and budget vote! Last year’s candidates have maintained a presence on social media to give this year’s […]

StrongER Needs You!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. 2016 Candidates Forum Follow-up Feb 112. StrongER Needs You!3. Children’s Legislative Forum Feb 5 1) 2016 Candidates Forum Follow-up Feb 11 Its time to start thinking about the May school board and budget vote! Last year’s candidates have maintained a presence on social media to give this year’s candidates a head start. The purpose […]

Time to Start Thinking About May

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. 2016 Candidates Forum January 28 – This Thursday 2. StrongER Needs You! 3. Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Annual Meeting – Wednesday 4. Children’s Legislative Forum Feb 5 1) 2016 Candidates Forum January 28 Its time to start thinking about the May school board and budget vote! Last year’s candidates have maintained […]

Parents to Albany: You WILL Fix This!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. 2016 Candidates Forum January 28 2. StrongER Gets Albany Attention 3. Parents Sue NY State For Education Runaround 4. Children’s Legislative Forum Feb 5 1) 2016 Candidates Forum What: 2016 School Board Candidates Forum Where: Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, NY 10977 When: Thursday January 28 at 7:00 PM […]

We did it! Here are the next steps:

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. We surpassed our goal! 2. Phone the Governor 3. Martin Luther King Day 4. 2016 Candidates Forum 1) Fundraising Goal Surpassed! Thanks to everyone who donated to our campaign, and special thanks to those who responded to yesterday’s appeal! We raised $2,290 in 24 hrs to blow […]

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Special Edition: Advocates for Justice

Power of Ten Special Edition: Advocates for Justice It seems like almost every time you pick up a newspaper there is some new injustice being done to the students of East Ramapo. You may ask yourself why isn’t someone doing something? Well, Advocates for Justice, a public interest, not-for-profit law firm has filed a federal […]

Beloved Educator Passes; The Effect of Failed Budgets on Education

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Beloved Educator Passes  2. Second Monitor Reiterates: No More Aid Without Veto Power 3. The Effect of Failed Budgets on Education 4. Join Us in Albany 1) Beloved Educator Passes Patricia Simmons, beloved principal of Fleetwood Elementary, passed away on December 27. She was a true friend and cared deeply […]

Senator Flanagan is Wrong. Here’s Why:

Power of Ten Update Special Issue: Senator Flanagan is Wrong. Here’s Why: Senator Flanagan says “we don’t need any new legislation” for East Ramapo.  As Senate Majority leader, he is blocking legislation that passed the NY State Assembly, and that Governor Cuomo has said he would sign. This legislation is a compromise bill, which instead of removing […]

Bill for Monitor with Veto Power Gathers Momentum

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Join Us in Albany 2. Wieder Resigns 3. Superintendent Search Begins4. Safety Still a Problem in East Ramapo Yeshivas5. Please Donate to Advocates for Justice 1) Join Us in Albany Earlier this year we rallied and lobbied in Albany for a bill which would have provided a monitor with veto power for […]

Demand Better Leadership

The Power of Ten Special Edition: Call to Action If there is one person who is most responsible for the degradation of East Ramapo, it is Aron Wieder. In Nov, 2009, Aron Wieder brought Al D’Agostino to East Ramapo. In June of 2011, the school board majority, led by Aron Wieder chose Dr. Joel Klein […]

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Yeshiva Students Demand State Intervene in East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Yeshiva Students Demand State Intervene in East Ramapo 2. Dr. Wortham Changes the Tone 3. Demonstrations Continue? 4. Strong East Ramapo Action 1) Yeshiva Students Demand State Intervene in East Ramapo Thousands of children attending area yeshivas are not receiving adequate education. Now, several graduates and parents are seeking the […]

East Ramapo Monitors Midterm Grade

The Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Discrimination! 2. Civil Rights Lawsuit 3. Student Essay: Goodbye Dr. Klein 4. Editorial: Monitors Midterm Grade 1) Discrimination! The US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a blistering report detailing how white special education students have been placed in different settings than Black and […]

Urgent Appeal: Civil Rights Lawsuit

Power of Ten Special Edition: Our Civil Rights Lawsuit is entering a critical phase! Your help is needed TODAY to take the case for a students CIVIL RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION to the next step. See the chart below which explains why NOW is the TIME! Our Goal is to raise $25,000 by November 30 […]

Special Edition: Vote Today

Power of Ten Special Edition: Vote Today East Ramapo has become a very important political campaign issue in recent years. Informing the readers about candidates who have participated in our struggle is part of Power of Ten’s focus on East Ramapo issues. Rev. Jacques Michel is running for legislator in District 13. Rev. Michel has passed legislation opposing […]

Sabrina On Board; Advocates for Justice Need Your Help

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Sabrina Charles-Pierre On Board! 2. Urgent Appeal for Civil Rights Lawsuit 1) Sabrina Charles-Pierre On Board! Sabrina Charles-Pierre, who ran for school board in May, has been appointed to fill the seat of Juan Pablo Ramirez, who resigned after attending just one meeting in July. Sabrina will be […]

Destruction of Education Can Lead to Tyranny and Death. Anyone Surprised?

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. NAACP Dinner Friday October 16 2. Youth Film Festival October 17 3. Inter-faith Prayer Service October 224. Fire Captain: Many Schools Unsafe!5. Tyranny of the Majority 1) NAACP Dinner Friday October 16 Our Own Luis Nivelo, Andrew Mandel and Rev. McWilliams IV Will Receive Awards from NAACP! Friday, October […]

Time to Celebrate? We Can Change the World!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Klein Resigns! 2. Public to Monitors: Focus on Justice 3. Board Meeting And Protest Rally October 13 4. Youth Film Festival October 17 5. He Named Me Malala Now at Palisades Mall 1) Klein Resigns! In June, the state education department rated East Ramapo leadership as ineffective on […]

Forum Tonight; Summit Saturday; Two New Films!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Monitor’s Forum Tonight 2. Education Summit Saturday 3. Feature Film Being Made in East Ramapo 4. He Named Me Malala Opens October 9 1) Monitor’s Forum Tonight Monitors Dennis Walcott, Monica George-Fields and John Sipple will be hosting a community forum, so please come with your questions and comments […]

Ramapo Student: We Cannot Cope!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. News from Strong East Ramapo 2. School Board Meeting October 13 3. News from East Ramapo Underground 4. Introducing a New Power of Ten Section! 1) News from Strong East Ramapo IMPORTANT DATES (Courtesy of Strong East Ramapo) Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. Monitors Dennis Walcott, […]

Explosive Reports: Public and Yeshiva Students All Victims in East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Monitors Report: District in Distress 2. Picnic Success! 3. Journal News Exposes Neglect in East Ramapo Yeshivas 4. New Questions About Old Treasurer 1) Monitors Report: District in Distress On Wednesday, September 16, in damning detail, the East Ramapo Monitors presented their findings and actions thus far. The […]

Vote Today; Saturday Picnic Rain or Shine; Unforgettable Veteran at board meeting

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Vote Today 2. Saturday’s Picnic Rain or Shine 3. Voice of a Veteran 1) Vote Today East Ramapo has become a very important political campaign issue in recent years. Informing the readers about candidates who have participated in our struggle is part of Power of Ten’s focus on East Ramapo issues. Rev. […]

Picnic and Family Fun Day Sept 12

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Picnic and Family Fun Day Sept 12 2. Join the Delegation to Long Island Sept 8 3. Beloved School Board President Dies 4. Next Board Meeting and Protest Sept 8 5. East Ramapo Parents Will Sue NY State 1) Picnic and Family Fun Day Sept 12 Come […]

Protest Tonight at Chestnut Ridge MS; New Monitor Appointed

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Another Monitor Appointed 2. Protests Continue 3. Support Michel for Legislature 4. Trip to Long Island Sept 8 1) Another Monitor Appointed Commissioner Elia and Chancellor Tisch came to Rockland County Thursday to announce that they were appointing another monitor for East Ramapo. The Wall Street Journal […]

State Ed Coming Thursday; New Lawsuit asks to Recoup Millions

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. State Education Department Announcement 2. New Lawsuit to Recoup Millions 3. Your Help Needed 1) State Education Department Announcement Education Commissioner Elia and Chancellor Tisch will be visiting RCC  on Thursday at 1:30 PM to make a major announcement about the state’s plan to address the needs […]

East Ramapo Board Loses in Court Again

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. East Ramapo Board Loses in Court Again 2. CUPON Protests Ramapo Zoning 3. School Board Protests Continue Tuesday 4. Power of Ten Spanish Version Expands 1) East Ramapo Board Loses in Court Again NY State Supreme Court has found that East Ramapo has overpaid attorneys $2,055,345.50, more than […]

East Ramapo: Supt. Klein will go; Trustee Ramirez resigns in first month on the job

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Klein to be Replaced? 2. New Launch of Strong East Ramapo 3. Saturday Family Fun Day in Spring Valley 4. New School Board Member Resigns After Just One Meeting 5. September 12 – Save the Date 1) Klein to be Replaced? According to the Journal News, Superintendent Klein […]

Justice is Coming to East Ramapo, One Step at a Time

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. D’Agostino is Gone! 2. Klein Must Resign! 3. A Brief History of East Ramapo 1) D’Agostino is Gone! In Nov, 2009, Aron Wieder brought Al D’Agostino to East Ramapo. This action has cost East Ramapo millions of dollars over the past five plus years. The damage to […]

Klein Must Resign!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Senate Stops Monitor Bill 2. Chancellor calls for removal of Superintendent Klein 3. Klein Must Resign! 4. Protest July 7 1) Senate Stops Monitor Bill What happened? We are all asking ourselves how a local bill bill with 100% local support, including a resolution by the Rockland County […]

New Reports: East Ramapo Governance Failing; Call on NY Senate to Pass S3821 For Oversight Now!

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. NYSED Reports: East Ramapo Administration Fails! 2. Last Day to Make Calls and Send Emails 3. Report from Monday’s Rally and March 1) NYSED Reports: East Ramapo Administration Fails! Three new reports from NYSED directly tie poor student performance to the failures of the East Ramapo board […]

Rally Monday: Gov Cuomo, Where are You?

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Prayer Vigil for Victims of Charleston Church Shooting Tonight 2. Our Bill Stalls in Senate 3. Rally on Monday 4. Vote on Tuesday 5. Minority Empowerment Forum Thursday 1) Prayer Vigil for Victims of Charleston Church Shooting Tonight The Rockland County Minsters Alliance will hold a Prayer […]

Tuesday: Back to Albany

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Tuesday: Back to Albany 2. Wall Street Journal on Monitor Bill 3. Library Vote June 23 1) Tuesday: Back to Albany Please join Strong East Ramapo as they travel to Albany one more time in support of the bill for a monitor for East Ramapo: FINAL WEEK […]

Monitor Bill Passes NY State Assembly; Your Help Needed for the Senate Vote

Power of Ten Update In This Issue 1. Monitor Bill passes in NY Assembly!!! 2. Next Step: The Senate – Your Help Needed!!! 3. Dr. Andrew Mandel talks East ramapo on NPR Radio 1) Monitor Bill passes in NY Assembly!!! Today was a historic milestone in the struggle for Justice in East Ramapo. The Bill for […]

East Ramapo Mismanagement Continues Unabated, Anti-Defamation League Supports Monitor Bill

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. School Board loses another lawsuit 2. ADL Supports Monitor Bill 3. NY Senators Need to Hear from YOU! 1) School Board loses another lawsuit New York’s highest court has ruled against the East Ramapo board in their lawsuit against the NY State Education Department. The school board was cited […]

East Ramapo Bill Support Multiplies as it Passes the Education Committee

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Monitor Bill Passes Assembly Education Committee 2. Join Strong East Ramapo in Albany on Wed, June 10 3. School Board Association supports monitor for East Ramapo 4. NY Times Op-Ed slams board, supports bill 5. Rabbi calls board actions “flagrant violation” of Jewish values 6. Governor Cuomo […]

Correction

Power of Ten Update Correction: In the last update, I failed to include all the information you need to make phone calls. Here is the complete information: Call Speaker Carl Heastie (518) 455-4800 and say: “I support Assembly Bill A-5355 for oversight of the East Ramapo school district. Please bring it to the floor for […]

Support for East Ramapo Oversight Surges; Your Help Needed Now!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Monitor Bill- Your Action Needed! 2. Election Results 3. Fundraiser for Tender Steps – June 6 4. NYCLU Honors East Ramapo Activists – June 9 1) Monitor Bill- Your Action Needed! Since the last time I wrote, there have been many new supporters of the new law to provide […]

Today: Vote! Rally in New City!

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1) Vote Today! 2) Rally at County Legislature at 6:30 PM 1) Election Day is Today The Public School Candidates this year are: Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Natashia Morales, and Steven White. Your Polling Place for school elections is NOT the same as for other elections. Info on where to vote is […]

Rally, Vote Tuesday; Overwhelming Support for Oversight Bill; News 12 East Ramapo Special All This Weekend

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. May 19 Vote! 2. Rally at County Legislature 3. Overwhelming Support for Oversight Bill 4. Watch The News 12 East Ramapo Special All This Weekend 1) Election Day: May 19 The Public School Candidates this year are: Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Natashia Morales, and Steven White. Your Polling Place […]

Candidates Forum TODAY; Make Those Calls!

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. Candidates Forum TODAY 2. Make Those Calls! 3. New York City Bar Association Supports the East Ramapo Bill 1) Candidates Forum TODAY (May 13) East Ramapo Central School District Board of Trustees Election Forum: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 7pm Kakiat Elementary School 265 Viola Road, Spring […]

Special Issue: Call to Action

Power of Ten Special Issue This week we are engaging in a special action to support the East Ramapo oversight bill. Please take the time to make a few phone calls to key decision makers. 1) Use the table below to call state representatives 2) Urge your own Rockland County legislator to support the local […]

Huge Turnout for Albany Trip; Calls and Protests Continue

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Huge Turnout for Albany Trip 2. Protests Continue at Board Meetings TONIGHT! 3. Cablevision Special Report on East Ramapo Wednesday 4. NYCLU Honors East Ramapo Activists 1) Huge Turnout for Albany Trip Over 350 parents, students, and supporters convened in Albany to support the legislation for oversight […]

Buses are Full; How You Can Help Right Now

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. April 28 Buses are Full 2. School Board Campaign Hits the Streets Saturday 3. Send a Message to Your Legislator 4. Help Spruce Up Ramapo HS 1) April 28 Buses are Full All of the buses to Albany for the Day of Advocacy for East Ramapo are […]

Hitting the Street in Albany and East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. School Board Campaign Hits the Streets 2. Protests at School Board Meetings Continue 3. Volunteer Opportunity at Ramapo HS 4. Former Board Member Favors Monitor 5. Message from the Editor 1) School Board Campaign Hits the Streets Many of those who attended last weekend’s campaign event volunteered to talk […]

50 Years after Selma, Time to March for Civil Rights Again

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Bus to Albany 2. School Board Election Campaign Event Saturday 3. Protests Continue 4. Call Your Representative 5. Martin Luther King Center Event Sunday 1) Get On This Bus! On April 28, buses will leave Rockland for Albany, bound to deliver our message of support for the Bill […]

Get On This Bus!

The Power of Ten In This Issue: 1. Get On This Bus! 2. Justice for East Ramapo is a Civil Rights Issue! 3. Protests Continue 4. School Election Update 1) Get On This Bus! On April 28, buses will leave Rockland for Albany, bound to deliver our message of support for the Bill for Oversight […]

Another Attack; Another Protest; Your Help Needed

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Another Attack On Supporters of Public Education 2. Important Protest on Tuesday 3. School Board Campaign Needs Help 1) Another Attack On Supporters of Public Education Today, I received an 8 x 10 glossy mailer attacking Assembly Member Ellen Jaffee, someone who has stood steadfast for children’s […]

Support for Oversight Grows; Tax Credit for ‘Pretend’ Education Opposed

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. County Legislators Send Message to Governor Cuomo in Support of State Monitor for ERCSD 2. NAACP: Remember Selma by fighting for East Ramapo 3. Yeshiva Parents: ‘Our Children Deserve an Education Too’ 4. Questions and Answers from a former New Square Yeshiva Teacher 5. NYCLU: Tax Credit Bill would […]

Important Meeting Tuesday; Smear Tactics Exposed

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Important Meeting Tuesday 2. Judith Johnson Picked for Board of Regents 3. Assemblyman Zebrowski: Monitor Bill Balances Rights, Responsibilities 4. School Board Supporters Invoke Ayatollah, Nazis to smear Clergy, Lawmakers 5. 2015 School Board Campaign Getting Underway 1) Important Meeting Tuesday Tuesday will be the first meeting […]

Your Action Needed, In Person and Online

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Protest Discrimination Tuesday 2. Bill for Monitor Has a Dozen New Sponsors 3. Civil Rights Lawsuit Still Needs Your Help 1) Protest Discrimination Tuesday According to the NYS Fiscal Monitor, the East Ramapo Board “appears to favor the interests of private schools over public schools”. If you do […]

State Help Is On The Way; Sign The Petition For A Strong East Ramapo!

Power of Ten In This Issue: 1. State Monitor Bill is Here! 2. Clergy for Social Justice Press Conference 3. Candidates for May 19 School Board Election 1) State Monitor Bill is Here Acting on the recommendations made to the NY Board of Regents last year, Assembly members Jaffee and Zebrowski and Senator Carlucci have […]

Gov. Cuomo Visits East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. Gov Cuomo Visits East Ramapo 2. Gov. Cuomo Proposes Receivership Model for Failing Schools 3. Rockland Clergy for Social Justice Press Conference Wednesday 4. Community Forum Thursday 5. PTA Barnes and Noble Book Fair Monday and Tuesday 6. Bond Vote Fails 1) Gov Cuomo Visits East Ramapo Governor Cuomo made […]

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Bond Vote Tuesday; Upcoming Forums

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Bond Vote: Feb 3 2. CCRR Children’s Legislative Forum: Feb 6 3. Community Forum for East Ramapo: Feb 11 1) Bond Vote Feb 3 There is no disagreement that the physical infrastructure of East Ramapo Schools is suffering from what people in the real estate industry politely refer […]

SOS Call for East Ramapo

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Hillcrest School Sale Saga Continues 2. Bond Vote 3. Community View 1) Hillcrest School Sale Saga Continues: The East Ramapo School Board, dominated by yeshiva supporters, closed and sold Hillcrest Elementary School in 2010 to Yeshiva Avir Yakov of New Square (Hillcrest borders New Square). The NYS […]

Rally for Respect Continues Tuesday

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. Protest Continues January 13 2. “A Radical Dreamer” Lecture January 15 3. Charter School Forum January 18 4. Martin Luther King Day Celebration January 19 1) Protest Continues: This will be the ninth protest in the series. There has been a protest with at least 100 people […]

Join Us Monday: Rally for Respect!

Power of Ten Update In This Edition: 1. Meeting and Protest Schedule Changes 2. Legislative Advocacy Update 3. Graduation Rates Fall Again 4. School Board Sues State Education Department Again 5. NAACP President’s Community View 1) Meeting and Protest Schedule Changes Latino parents and supporters have held protests at the past seven board of education meetings, even […]

Legislative Advocacy Update

Two letter writing campaigns have addressed the legislation currently being written in response to the fiscal monitors recommendations. StrongEastRamapo urges lawmakers to write a law that includes “strong state intervention for East Ramapo”. Many people wrote, asking the state to empower a monitor with the authority to: direct the superintendent proactively to take actions necessary […]

Special Edition: State Aid Analysis and Action

Power of Ten Update Special Edition: State Aid Analysis and Action As a result of the fiscal monitor’s report, which detailed the reckless mismanagement of the school board over the past eight years, NY State is currently considering helping East Ramapo with more funding. The school board has been lobbying hard for a change to […]

#TheLast child denied an education

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Malala Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 2. East Ramapo Underground Radio Today 3. FOR Winter Solstice Event Sunday 4. Teach-In in Spring Valley Next Saturday 1) Malala Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala has started a new movement called #TheLast child denied an education. […]

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Time to stand up and be counted

The Power of Ten Update In This Issue:  1. Next Protest is this Tuesday, December 2 2. Diversity Training Mandated for School Board Members 3. East Ramapo Education Activists Featured in Story on Diversity in Schools 1) Next Protest is this Tuesday, December 2 Please join us in a rally right before the next regularly scheduled […]

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Fiscal Monitor Gives His Report

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Fiscal Monitor Gives His Report 2. Latino Parents Protest Grows 3. Hillcrest Elementary is Sold 4. Local Peace Awards to be Presented at Winter Solstice Concert 5. New Alumni Group Forms 1) Fiscal Monitor Gives His Report This week the fiscal monitor appointed at the request of […]

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Power of Ten en Español

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Protests continue at school board meetings 2. Next protest is this Tuesday 3. Power of Ten en Español 1) Protests continue at school board meetings This school year over 400 people have come to protests. There have been protests at every school board meeting. On October 21, […]

Klein in Trouble Again; Rally Tonight at 7 PM

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Superintendent Klein in Trouble Again! 2. Rally tonight – Oct 21 at 7 PM 3. Ward system forum canceled 4. East Ramapo Play Thursday 1) Superintendent Klein in Trouble Again! The superintendent of East Ramapo school district has faced protesters calling for his resignation because of comments […]

Nobel Prize goes to Education Activists

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize!!! 2. Protest Discrimination Continues October 21 3. East Ramapo the play returns on October 22 4. Community Forum on the Ward System Proposal for Ramapo October 23 5. Panel on Environmental and Racial Justice in Nyack October 23 1) Malala wins […]

Public calls for Superintendent Klein to Resign

Power of Ten Update In this Issue: 1. Speakers at Rally Demand Supt. Klein Resign over Offensive Remarks 2. Justice Walker in Spring Valley Friday 3. General Election Candidates’ Forum Oct 15 1) Speakers at Rally Demand Supt. Klein Resign over Offensive Remarks As the days and weeks have passed since Supt. Klein’s offensive remarks […]

Protest Rally Today; Election Results; Playing Field Embarrassment

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Protest Discrimination 2. Election Results 3. Football Fields an Embarrassment 1) Protest Discrimination Today: Tuesday, October 7 The offensive comments made by the superintendent of schools have brought into focus the many ways the district is failing the majority of its students. Community members are calling for the […]

Reminder: Election Today, vote YES and YES for more democracy

Power of Ten Reminder: Election Today, vote YES and YES for more democracy Please personally contact 10 people and remind them to vote! Polls are open until 10:00 PM. Perhaps the best explanation why we should vote YES and YES is this letter from Democratic Assembly members Jaffee and Zebrowski: http://www.ellenjaffee.com/assemblymembers-jaffee-and-zebrowski-encourage-ramapo-residents-to-vote-yes-on-proposed-ward-system/ According to a report […]

Students meet with Cuomo’s Monitor

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Students meet with Fiscal Monitor 2. Ward System Vote Sept. 30 3. Petition to President Obama: Investigate East Ramapo! 4. Correction regarding rally coverage 5. Next Rally is October 7 1) Students meet with Fiscal Monitor Former and current East Ramapo students met with the fiscal monitor […]

NPR coverage; Vote YES Sept 30; Fight against discrimination continues

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. This American Life 2. Education, Not Discrimination 3. Ramapo Vote on September 30 4. Haitian Nurses Association Dinner 1) This American Life All this weekend, East Ramapo was the topic of discussion at dinner tables around the country. National Public Radio aired an episode of “This American […]

East Ramapo on National Public Radio!!!

The Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. East Ramapo on National Public Radio!!! 2. What have we learned from Ferguson? 3. Rally for Education, not Discrimination (continued) 4. Forum about East Ramapo 5. East Ramapo Underground Show Today 1) East Ramapo on NPR!!! This American Life, the award winning NPR radio show,  will air A Not So Simple […]

VOTE Today, Community Forum Saturday

Power of Ten Update In This Issue: 1. Vote on Tuesday, Sept 9 2. What have we learned from Ferguson? 3. Rally for Education, not Discrimination (continued) 1) Vote on Tuesday, Sept 9 What happens in local elections does affect our situation in the schools.  It is important for us all to go out and vote.  […]

Education, Not Discrimination

The Power of Ten In This Issue: Community Rallies Against Discrimination NAACP Hosts Candidates Forum Tonight Follow Up Rally Coming on September 16 Petition still open Message from the editor 1) Community Rallies Against Discrimination The Journal News: Immigrants decry East Ramapo chief’s dropout comments Journal News Images: East Ramapo school superintendent’s remark spark immigrants to protest […]

Reminder: Rally September 2

Power of Ten Update Reminder: Rally September 2 1. Rally Sept 2 to Protest Discrimination in East Ramapo 2. Sign the Petition: East Ramapo, Don’t Discriminate 3. Join the Event on Facebook 1. Rally Sept 2 to Protest Discrimination in East Ramapo Tuesday, September 2, at 7:00 PM East Ramapo District Office Building 105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley […]