From: DiLiberto Lisa (15K029) <LDiLiberto@schools.nyc.gov>
Date: Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM
Subject: RE: Charter Schools being placed in existing public schools
I am not aware of the charter school you are referring to however this did occur at NEST+M 2 years ago when the chancellor wanted to place Courtney Ross's charter school in their building. Courtney Ross is the founder of The Ross Institute in East Hampton which is a private school. The parents and students at NEST, reserved 2 Jitney's and took a ride to EH in polite protest of the disruption this charter school would cause to their building and community. The parents won, but the charter wound up kicking out a school that was housed at TWEED.
The principal at NEST from that event no longer works at the school, but you may want to give the parent coordinator a call to see if that person would be willing to give you some ideas as to how they protested and won.
Lisa di Liberto
PS 29 Parent Coordinator
425 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
From: Emily [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: Charter Schools being placed in existing public schools
And just for the sake of democratic argument, if you have an interesting argument pro-charter schools, feel free to speak up on that as well.
Here's the link to the blog: http://charter-free-ps15.blogspot.com/
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