Thursday, November 04, 2010

Psst, Hey Buddy, Want a Free Ticket to Waiting for Superman?

The DOE can't even give them away. As pundit wrote:

This is odd
Why is the NYC Department of Education promoting a film that claims the public schools managed by DOE are failures and children must flee DOE schools to enroll in a charter. I don't understand.

Another says:
Why is an administrator with the NYC Department  (Board) of Education offering to make tickets available (her words)  "to those council members whom were unable to attend the movie previously"?

Good Afternoon,

I have a few free movie theatre tickets for “Waiting for Superman” which expire on Nov. 11th.  They admit one person per ticket for free admission to either the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Theatre at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., NY, NY 10027 or AMC Empire Theatre 25 on 234 West 42nd Street.

If you want I can send some to your office for you to give to those council members whom were unable to attend the movie previously. Please feel free to include yourself in the count.

Let me know asap, so I can get them to you right away.

Feel free to call or email me to discuss.

Jaclyn Berryman

Field Engagement Specialist
New York City Department of Education
49 Chambers Street, Room 503
New York, New York 10007

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The Middle School Years: Perspectives from Teens and Parents


> From: Hall Ojeda
> Sent: Thu 11/4/2010 3:50 PM
> To: &All CEC CCHS and CCSE Accounts
> Subject: Education movies to see
> Dear CEC members and CCSE,
> Once again, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new director of the Department of Education (DOE), Office for Family Information and Action (OFIA). Prior to joining the DOE in August, I was a citizens' organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) for six years, leading efforts to build community organizations in Brooklyn and Queens. A graduate of Harvard College and of Drew Theological Seminary, I have also taught, directed programs, and served youth and lay leaders at several different congregations in Brooklyn and Queens.
> There are two important movies that are contributing to the conversations on how to ensure that there are great schools, globally competitive standards, great classrooms and great teachers in New York City public school. These movies are Waiting for Superman about school choice and Including Samuel about Special Education. As parents who care about education for ALL children and not just your own, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to see these films and begin reflecting on them as part of the challenging conversations facing our communities relative to education.
> Please note, as you view these films, that we unequivocally support traditional public, public schools and large schools. All reform strategies are intended to ensure the preservation and improvement of every single current performing and achieving traditional public school. Our strategies are explicitly not to in any way replace any well performing traditional school. Just the opposite, the strategy is to unlock resources that can help guarantee that every well performing traditional public school will not only remain open, but be greatly supported.
> Please feel free to contact me directly about these films as I would love to hear your thoughts. If you want to see Including Samuel, I can set up a viewing for you. Thank you.
> In the name of ALL children,
> Ojeda Hall, Director

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ms Hall talks about supporting "well performing schools," but why aren't struggling schools "greatly supported" by the DOE so they can strengthen and improve? Why is replacement by charter such a default move?

Everyone should read "Flooding the Zone," a brief report explaining how Harlem Success' 2008 PR campaign pushed the 'reform' movement ahead to the point where - as you demonstrate - the DOE is now snuggling up in bed with school privatizers. It's here: