Power of Ten Urgent Notice: Please Come to Board Meeting Tuesday
In this Issue:
- Urgent: Kindergarten on Chopping Block
- Advocates for Justice Fall Awards Ceremony
- Journal News Editorial Emphasizes Consequences of Failure to Educate
1) Urgent: Kindergarten may be cut; please come TUESDAY
The school board has proposed that they will make extensive mid-year cuts which could include cutting ALL kindergarten classes!!!
Where will you be on Tuesday evening?
School Board Meeting:
Tuesday, Dec 4, 7:30 PM
105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley
We are fighting to save public education, will you join us? We will NOT BE SILENT!!!
2) Advocates for Justice Fall Awards Ceremony Features East Ramapo Alumni, Honors Alumni Activist Group:
Monday, December 10, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Symphony Space, 95th Street & Broadway, New York, NY
Parent Discount Tickets are available!!!
Advocates for Justice Board members Arthur Z. Schwartz (President), Hon. Major R. Owens, John Samuelsen, Mark Rosenthal, Hon. Peggy Shepard, Bertha Lewis, Matthew Chachere, Marvin Wasserman, Mike Kenny, Suzanne Mattei, Tom Shanahan and Cate Edwards invite you to a very special evening celebrating courageous community leaders and saluting public education.
Actor Geoffrey Owens (“Elvin,” The Cosby Show) performing “Shakespeare on Justice”
The Herve Alexandre Jazz Quartet (Ramapo HS Alumnus)
A Lifetime of Leadership
Hon. Nydia Velazquez, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Jon Kest, Executive Director, NY Communities for Change
Mike Kenny, 9/11 First Responder
Extraordinary Advocates for Our Children
Mona Davids, Founder/President, NYC Parents Union
Leonie Haimson, Founder/Executive Director, Class Size Matters
The PTO of Peninsula Preparatory Academy (Far Rockaway, Queens)
Save Our Schools – East Ramapo (Rockland County)
Southside Community Schools Coalition (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
3) Journal News Editorial: http://www.lohud.com/article/20121202/OPINION/312020021
Highlights from this excellent opinion piece:
Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee: “The state cannot turn its back on these children, who will not have the opportunity (for) education that the state has promised.”
The Journal News: Neither can the taxpayers, who will pay for quality education, or the lack thereof, one way or another.