This post was inspired by an email from a district 2 parent:
“Thank you for leading the parents of NYC who hope for the best for all the children in the city. I woke up in October about this issue – until then, I didn’t think DOE can scrap such popular and successful programs like G&T, middle schools and SHSAT schools. These schools have historically given opportunity for students of color to be uplifted. DOE should expand these programs and outreach throughout the 5 Boroughs, instead of scrapping them.
I think most parents still think DOE cannot make such a dramatic change, and even if they do it, it is the special case for this year. For those who are finally “waking up” now, I thought it may help if there is a link to all the petitions going around for the same intent, so they know what the action items are. So I made a list of the link below.”
Urge Governor Cuomo Not to Cancel this Year’s SHSAT
PETITION: Demand NYC Department of Education to Provide Quality Education
Parent Response to “Educators for an End to Middle School Screening”
STOP CARRANZA FROM USING THE COVID CRISIS TO OVERHAUL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICIES