Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

September 2, 2009

Wed, 9/2: The Truth About Charter Schools

Filed under: Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 1:23 am

The Truth About Charter Schools: Are They Really the Solution to the Crisis in Public Education?

• Do Charter Schools actually represent a genuine movement to establish parent choice and equitable education for ALL students?
• Do charter schools provide adequate channels for the democratic input of staff and parents?
• At this forum, we invite parents, students teachers and community members to consider the role that charter schools play in the larger national agenda to privatize education in the United States.
• Charter schools are opening while public schools are closing or being placed in smaller spaces that hinder their growth. Charter schools also have stricter admission policies. With all these “at-risk” or “failing schools” closing, where are their students going to go? Who will accept them?
Join a discussion on these important topics and more!

Wednesday, September 2
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
Art Gallery- 2nd floor
125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

— ID needed to enter the building, and children are welcome —

Contact: (212) 744-1538 or email

Sponsored by the Office of Senator Bill Perkins, the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM), the Coalition for Public Education (CPE), the Center for Immigrant Families (CIF), Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence (BNYEE), and parents and teachers from NYC schools, including P.S. 123, 30, 197, 241, and 368 (list in formation)


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