Take Action

Important from Park Slope Parents:
Tonight, Monday June 23
Martin Luther King, Jr., High School
122 Amsterdam Avenue, at 65th Street
6:00 PM

The Panel for Educational Policy, which includes Chancellor Klein, will
vote on next year's executive budget. Go to this meeting and protest
school budget cuts! There will be an opportunity for public comment.

June 26, 3:30 PM, rally at City Hall to take a stand against school
overcrowding and to urge the DOE to take action in planning and building
more school seats.

Little activists and their families will meet in Battery Park City's
Teardrop Park after school to make signs.

And from me,
We don't have much time left to fight the budget cuts. Call your City Council Person TODAY and register your displeasure with the cuts. They vote on the budget this week.

I will have more on the school capacity issue in a couple of days, but this is very serious, especially if you have toddlers and preschoolers in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Sunset Park and Williamsburg this is YOUR issue. It means very overcrowded classes especially in elementary school where they need to be smallest. It means that some of your children will probably have to leave your zone to find a public school, perhaps very far from your neighborhood. The DOE needs to see this issue for what it is. The Comptroller spelled it out in his "Growing Pains" report in May. The information that the DOE is working with is thoroughly flawed. There are not nearly enough seats in these neighborhoods for the incoming families. It is time to organize.