Amid a crisis of failing schools in New York City, a few successful schools–often only blocks away–make the case for bold, urgent change.
Across New York City, one-fourth of all schools are failing 9 out of 10 children.
Thursday’s sure-to-be raucous education rally, to be held within shouting distance of the Tweed building and City Hall, is a timely reminder of a civic force that many of the city’s progressive leaders seem incapable of understanding: the thousands of engaged and enraged parents demanding swift and fundamental improvement of a public school system that fails city kids by the tens of thousands.…
New York moms and dads are set to make history today: They’ll be out on the streets — by the thousands — deploring the pathetic state of Gotham’s public schools.
The buses arrived in Lower Manhattan from Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn on Thursday morning, carrying thousands of charter school supporters who put on matching red T-shirts and came out to draw attention to what organizers called a crisis in the quality of New York City’s public schools. Some of the smallest protesters, squirming in T-shirts that stretched to their ankles, were less than four feet tall.
New York City’s elementary and middle school students made small gains in math and English but struggled overall on state tests for the second year in a row, data released Thursday show.
If Mayor de Blasio thought charter supporters would wind down their campaign to shake up the system after winning concessions from the city, he’s about to be schooled