New York Times article (3/3/20) with select quotes from PLACE members Amy Tse and Lucas Liu.

Full Article: ‘Fire Carranza!’: Why Asian-Americans are Targeting Schools Chief

“One such group, Parent Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education, or PLACE, was founded by …parents in response to a recommendation from a de Blasio-appointed panel that the city scrap its current gifted and talented system. ..  “

“You have this chancellor and this mayor who have all these great ideas, but the ideas don’t include Asians,” said Amy Tse, a Queens mother who frequently attends anti-Carranza rallies.”

“Carranza comes from an immigrant family, you would think he would be a little more understanding of the immigrant experience,” said Ms. Tse, who immigrated from Hong Kong as a child.”

“Lucas Liu, a PLACE founder and elected parent leader in Manhattan, said he became more politically active because of what he considers “this vindictive mentality that the chancellor has created and fostered, of taking something away from white and Asian students.”

“PLACE and the chancellor’s other critics have recently broadcast what they believe is mounting evidence of the chancellor’s bias against Asians.”

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