Statement 3.19

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** MARCH 19, 2015

Contact: Khan@StuLoeser.com, 347 596 6389

PARENT RESPONDS TO MAYOR DE BLASIO’S DECLARED USE OF NYPD’S “COMPSTAT” APPROACH TO FIX SCHOOLS

#DontStealPossible DontStealPossible.Org

New York, NY – In response to Mayor de Blasio’s remarks Thursday afternoon at Richmond Hill High School that his Renewal Schools program would use the NYPD’s crime reporting tool, CompStat, in its approach to turning failing schools around, Families for Excellent Schools released this statement:

Joe Herrera, a Parent and Organizer with Families for Excellent Schools, said:

“Our schools are not our streets. Mayor de Blasio’s approach for fixing New York’s failing schools by using a crime reporting tool is wrongheaded.

The real crime is the Mayor’s neglect of our failing schools crisis.”

Families for Excellent Schools harnesses the power of families to advance policy and political changes that create and sustain excellent schools.

http://www.FamiliesForExcellentSchools.org
On Twitter at: @Fam4ExcSchools