The city's Panel for Educational Policy, with a majority of members Mayoral appointees, rubber-stamped the closing of city 23 schools (or sections of schools) in another disgraceful meeting last night.
Gotham Schools live-blogged the event which included protests by three different groups, a heavy police presence and general chaos. (Read from the bottom up to keep to the correct chronological order.)
In general, the four borough presidents’ appointees voted against each school closure, while Mayor Bloomberg’s appointees supported them.
The only proposal to win unanimous approval was the expansion of Brooklyn Heights' P.S. 8 (into Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brooklyn).
“Tonight’s vote to approve the new P.S. 8 middle school is great news for Brooklyn!” Squadron said in a statement.
Video courtesy CBS
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