PS 372 Parent Advocacy Committee (PAC)

UPDATE on Cuomo’s education proposals

Capital New York reported yesterday that rather than forcing a vote on teacher evaluations as part of the April 1 budget, Governor Cuomo is proposing that education funding increases be withheld until a six-person commission comes up with recommendations regarding education reform. This commission would consist of two appointees each by the governor, senate, and assembly and would make its…

BNS Educators Video

Teachers and administrators at Brooklyn New School have put together a video expressing their concerns about Cuomo’s education proposal. We thought it was worth a look. You can watch the video by clicking this link, here: Brooklyn Educators Speak Out https://vimeo.com/122744324

Taking our concerns to Albany

Children’s School parents Emily Fisher (4th grade parent), Nina Crews (2nd grade parent), and Rafael Gomez Luna (Kindergarten parent), went to Albany on Wednesday, March 11th to visit legislators, joining schools from all over New York State to talk about the education proposal. We delivered petition letters from PS 372 parents and staff to Assembly Members JoAnne Simon, James Brennan…

Protect Our Schools Rally at PS 372

Our parents and students spoke loud and clear on Thursday March 12th as they joined hands with Mr. Artie, Ms. Kathy, Ms. Rosa and teachers outside of the school on a very chilly morning. Mr. Michael, our teacher’s UFT, rep led the charge. What do we want? We want Governor Cuomo to increase funding for…

Concerned Parent’s Letter on Cuomo’s Teacher Evaluation Proposal

The following letter was written by the newly formed PS 372 Parent Advocacy Committee. This is a group of PARENTS at The Children’s School who are concerned about the impact of high stakes testing and Cuomo’s proposed agenda on their children’s education, as well as the future of education in NYC and NY state.  March 5th, 2015 Dear Children’s…