Public school parents and educators will question the Democratic candidates for Mayor in a two-hour town hall at the Salvation Army in Union Square. Each candidate will have 25 minutes on stage with parents and educators, who will ask questions agreed to by parent leaders, partnering advocacy organizations (Families for Excellent Schools, the New York City Charter School Center, CEI-PEA, the Northeast Charter Schools Network), and a steering committee of school practitioners from KIPP NYC, Explore Schools, Teaching Firms of America Charter School, and Renaissance Charter School.
More than 50 charter and district public schools citywide will be represented. The discussion will address issues important to families with children in public schools, including: school safety; the role of charter schools; preparing students for success in college; and whether schools should co-locate in the same building, as more than 800 schools are co-located across the City.
Confirmed participants include: Public Advocate Bill De Blasio, former Comptroller Bill Thompson, Comptroller John Liu, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Habrá padres de familias que hablan español en esta reunión.