Last Update: May 30, 2011, 7am
On May 21, 2011 Community Board 12 in upper Manhattan convened a panel to discuss charter schools. Dennis Walcott was supposed to be on that panel but never showed up. Chair, SUNY Charter Schools Committee Pedro Noguera and NY Charter School and James Merriman CEO of the NYC Charter School Center said their piece and left before Julie Cavanagh and Mona Davids said their piece.
Here are two videos I made.
Julie in 21 minutes presents a comprehensive case against the charter school movement.
Here I extracted a 5 minute piece out of the above if you don't have time now focusing on just some statistics. Like Eva spent $1.3 million over a 2 year period to create demand. Julie breaks down how much money that comes out to if divided up amongst the public school children her schools displace.
I have a lot of good footage of the back and forth between Mona and the head of the SUNY Charter School Authorizers - forgot her name.
But here is a short clip of Noguera taking off at a teacher who talked about how out of control the kids were in his school.