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VIDEO: The PEP is a sham- where is the plan?

February 4, 2011

Last night the Panel for Education Policy (PEP) met to close 13 schools. Thousands of students, parents and teachers from the closing schools and from across the city protested the vote at the meeting. The PEP is majority-controlled by the mayor, with a 100% approval rate on all of his proposals. Knowing that the hearing would not result in a fair decision about the fate of these schools, the people in the auditorium erupted, chanting “Fix our schools NOW” and most people symbolically left the meeting to demonstrate that the Department of Education does not have a plan to fix our struggling schools. Watch the video below:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2011 6:03 pm

    Dear Ms. Boyd

    I am a CUNY graduate school student and I am wondering if you would be willing to contact me regarding some historical research I am doing related to present day activism and the 1960-70s movement for school desegregation and equality. Thanks!

  2. February 4, 2011 6:23 pm

    Great video, Carol…I hope’s it’s ok with you to cross-post it onto my site…Continue the fantastic work you’re doing…Yours in solidarity…David

  3. February 4, 2011 6:39 pm

    Education the new civil rights of this era. The film footage reminds me of the 1967-1968 Ocean Hill-Brownsville vs. the Board of Education in their battle for decentralization. If you never seen the film footage check it out in the Eyes of the Prize series. PH

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