[ProgressiveEd] Tonight's Meeting

Massey Sidney H (04M155) [email protected]
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:42:53 -0500

On the way out we bumped in the Shelley and she greeted Emily (the 5th grader who invited the chancellor to visit).  She then looked at me and several teachers and commented, "Don't worry".
It's not that I'm worried but after last night, more than ever, we need to push our agenda.  This is the time to have our schools formally recognized for the work that we do.  While there does appear to be mucho space to exist we don't want to have to do it sub rosa but rather out in the sunlight and fresh air.
On the whole, I was impressed with the audience and their passion and I thought Shelley Harwayne stood out.  The rest of the speakers were singularly uninspiring and weren't able (at least last night) to articulate a vision or even to recognize let alone answer a question.  I'd hate to see the new breed of principal supervisors they will be producing if this is the professional leadership core.
That's all for now
River East
	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Jane Bedell [mailto:[email protected]] 
	Sent: Wed 3/19/2003 2:04 PM 
	To: [email protected] 
	Subject: Re: [ProgressiveEd] Tonight's Meeting
	Hello all--
	I'd be very curious to know what folks thought about last nights meeting
	with the regional superintendents/Joel Klein and others.  If he is to be
	taken at his word, and if the regional superintendents are to be taken at
	their word (and I'm betting that this is a b-i-g "if"), it seems there are
	a lot of potential places where schools like the PENNY schools will be able
	to exist.  On a related note, I felt that as a group we were the single
	most identifiable group of folks in the audience and that several of our
	points were heard.
	Other thoughts?
	--On Wednesday, March 19, 2003 12:02 PM -0500 [email protected] wrote:
	> Dear folks,
	> Tonight's general meeting of PENNY is at 6:30 at City College, NAC
	> building,  Room 4220.
	> We will use this meeting to talk about last night's regional meeting and
	> to  plan the citywide demonstration set for next Wednesday, March 26.
	> See you  tonight.
	> Bruce
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