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Title: Community Organizes Protest, Study Sessions, around the State of our Schools
Post by: CL Admin on January 30, 2011, 11:02:18 am
Last week was quite busy for community members looking to change the direction of the Rochester City School District. Before Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizzard gave his "State of the Schools" address, between 400 and 600 teachers protested outside of the School of the Arts (http://rochester.indymedia.org/newswire/display/26778/index.php). The protest, organized by the Rochester Teachers Association, focused on many issues, but the thread that tied them all together was that teachers see Brizzard as running the schools with a heavy-handed, top-down approach, rather than reaching out to teachers and listening to their expertise.Earlier, the Community Education Task Force (http://communityeducationtaskforce.rocus.org/) organized a study session at the Phylis Wheatley public library titled, "What IS the plan for our schools?" (video reportback) Related from Houston IMC: HISD Budget Shortfall Projected in Hundreds of Millions of Dollars (http://houston.indymedia.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1353&category_id=1)


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