Power of Ten Update
In this Issue:
- Our Issue Gets National Attention
- WBLS FM to Broadcast East Ramapo Forum
- Civil Rights Court Date Rescheduled
- Fundraiser Rescheduled
1) Our Issue Gets National Attention:
The national media has taken notice of our unique situation in East Ramapo. Jim Fitzgerald, a reporter for the Associated Press, came to the March 19th board meeting.
His article is entitled “Barbs of racism, anti-Semitism in NY school clash.”
To see just how many places this article appears, Google the title. You will be amazed!
The report focuses on the divisiveness caused by lack of representation in governance of the schools. While New York’s system of local control works well most of the time, when there is a division in the population it can be dysfunctional. State Law needs to be amended to restrict local control when it is functioning poorly, and provide assistance where needed.
Read the article in The Wall Street Journal here: http://online.wsj.com/article/APa60314778f984cf7ba0ccce04d58e642.html
2) Community Forum in April to be broadcast on WBLS – FM
This is YOUR opportunity to get together with others who cares about CHILDREN GETTING AN EDUCATION!!!
Whether you live in East Ramapo or not, THIS AFFECTS YOU!!!
So come and join us in a community forum; with a presentation of the latest information and an opportunity for everyone to participate!
Sign up on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/493278877386547/
Saturday, April 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship, 384 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY
This Forum will be broadcast on WBLS FM Radio
3) Federal Civil Rights Court Date Rescheduled:
OUR DAY IN COURT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO:
April 18 at 10:00 AM
Federal Courthouse Room 421 – Judge George Yanthis
300 Quarropas Street White Plains, NY
4) Fundraiser for Advocates for Justice is Rescheduled:
The “Save Our Schools Coalition” fundraising event has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
For more info and to RSVP: http://new.evite.com/l/BEY76Q5OQP
Justice is coming to East Ramapo … and WE can make it happen!