The open-mic education Town Hall slated for this Wednesday in Brooklyn will include a number of city officials, according to Evan Stone, a public-school teacher in the Bronx who's 'summering' in Bill deBlasio's office. "We are expecting Senator Eric Adams, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, [City] Council Members [education committee chair Robert] Jackson, [David] Yassky, [Diana] Reyna, [James] Vacca, [Letitia] James and others."
"[Also coming are] ... representatives from the United Federation of Teachers, the Alliance for Quality Education, Time out from Testing, the Independent Commission on Public Education, ACORN, The After-School Corporation, The Office of the Public Advocate, the Citizens Union Foundation, and others." Quite the lineup.
The town hall will weigh the impact of mayoral control on community involvement in the city's schools -- and how to insure that parents' voices are heard as reauthorization looms.
RSVPs are still coming in. The DOE Representatives have been invited, said Stone, but "have not confirmed their attendance." Very diplomatically put, but that silence sounds a lot like 'no' to us.