With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Suit to stop Bloomberg/Klein school closings

The UFT, the NAACP, the Manhattan and Brooklyn Borough Presidents, city councilmembers, state legislators, and two Community Education Council presidents have all joined to together in a lawsuit to block the DOE's plan to close 19 NYC schools. The N.Y. Post ran a nasty editorial attacking the NAACP for supporting the suit, while the Times basically ignored the whole story.

Says N.Y. schools activist Leonie Haimson:
Unbelievably, the NY Times did not run any story about the lawsuit, though it carried the news on its blog (Teachers' Union and NAACP Sue to Stop School Closings). The lack of judgment on the part of the Times editors never ceases to amaze.

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