Power of Ten Urgent Notice: Please Come to Board Meeting Tuesday

In this Issue:

  1. Urgent: Kindergarten on Chopping Block
  2. Advocates for Justice Fall Awards Ceremony
  3. 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.


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