This post was updated on 1/15/16. On Jan. 7th, I attended my first PTA meeting ever at the Davison Ave. school, as I transitioned to a higher grade. (After attending many meetings at M.W. Downing primary school previously). Davison Ave. school serves students in grades 3-5. It was not a totally strange environment, as I recognized few familiar and friendly faces. Fair part of the meeting was dedicated to the upcoming Bingo and other …Continue reading →
“When I don’t keep abreast with opportunities, don’t write my representative in Assembly and Senate, and don’t rally in front of their offices, I’m depriving my child of an excellent education …and leaving $10K to $15K annually on the table.” This is a conclusion parents may have come to after following the recent news about the Long Island High School for the Artsi (LIHSA) and the Doshi STEMii program it houses. The amount is …Continue reading →
The representatives of Malverne union free district met in public on October 13th. The meeting agenda revealed preparations for windows replacement at the HS gym, as well as toilets upgrade and installation of lights at the main stadium. Davison school will get new roof, toilets renovated, and windows replaced. H.T. Herber school will get toilets renovated.
A handful of parents and teachers gathered next to the H.T. Herber school in Malverne, NY. They wanted to express their opposition to excessive testing, teacher evaluations tied to test scores, GEA, and schools privatization and closings.
Similar rallies took place across New York State in response to the action call by NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), entitled “Protect Our School.” But spontaneous rallies are being organized on a daily basis by parents without affiliation to any group. Parents gradually, one by one, come to realize that something is “fishy” about the “accountability” and “failing schools” slogans, especially here on Long Island. Then, it takes just few minutes of research to find out that multinational corporations together with “philanthropists” are funding the politicians of both leading factions and heavily “advertising” in media. Continue reading →
The elections came and went. For some it was a drama, but for most it was no event. During his re-election campaign, governor Cuomo publicized his priorities and direction for the second term. Let’s review what his priorities are in education. Cuomo “What I will have thus far: Marriage quality, gun safety, on a different level pension reform, fiscal reform and education reform, teacher evaluation, performance.”… “These things are profound changes that 50 years …Continue reading →
The SOS Agenda Governor Cuomo barely finished his State of the State speech on January 8th when the first reactions to his speech started appearing in social media. The following day, there were two petitions drafted regarding the merit pay and $20,000 bonuses for teachers the governor mentioned. …Continue reading →