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Protect the educational rights of students in the Lower East Side

The education of the students who currently attend public school in the Corlears 056 Campus is in jeopardy. The Department of Education has proposed to co-locate an elementary charter school in a building that already houses three middle schools, a high school and a citywide space science center. We are not opposed to charter schools or this charter in particular. We are opposed to co-locations that will result in the loss of resources for high need students like the ones who currently attend school in the building. The elected officials in the community agree and have drafted a letter urging the DOE to reconsider this plan. <http://www.scribd.com/doc/84547383/Elected-Official-s-letter-to-DOE-over-LES-Co-location>  By signing this petition you are showing these officials that you support their opposition to this plan and you expect them to follow through on their words.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Member of Congress, 14th Congressional District
    Carolyn B. Maloney
  • PEP Member
    Dmytro Fedkowskyj
  • PEP Member
    Tino Hernandez
  • PEP Member
    Lisette Nieves
  • PEP Member
    Gbubemi Okotieuro
  • PEP Member
    Gitte Peng
  • PEP Member
    Diane Peruggia
  • PEP Member
    Patrick Sullivan
  • PEP Member
    Eduardo Marti
  • SUNY Board of Trustees
  • NYC Council Member, 1st Council District
    Margaret Chin
  • Member of Congress, 12th Congressional District
    Nydia M. Velazquez
  • New York City Council Member, 2nd Council District
    Rosie Mendez
  • Proposed Manhattan Charter School II
  • Manhattan Borough President
    Scott Stringer
  • Chancellor Dennis Walcott
    Panel for Education Policy
  • PEP Member
    Judy Bergtraum
  • PEP Member
    Linda Lausell
  • PEP Member
    Freida Foster
  • PEP Member
    Jeff Kay
  • PEP Member
    Wilfredo Pagan
  • SUNY Board Chairman
    Carl McCall
  • Member of Congress, 12th Congressional District
    Nydia M. Velazquez
  • DOE Office of Portfolio Planning
  • State Senator
    Velmanette Montgomery


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