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Anarchy in the Pre-K: Rally at City Hall Today

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Given that we’ve been following the Anarchy in the Pre-K situation in which children all over Brooklyn and the city has been randomly rejected from pre-school due to snafus which appear to rest with a contractor hired by the city, we will note that a rally sponsored by the City Council is taking place at City Hall today at 1PM to protest the situation. (Parents in Park Slope have probably screamed loudest, but this is a borough-wide issue and there are no doubt children in neighborhoods like East New York, Brownsville and Canarsie that are just as affected.) Per an email:

As you have likely heard, a number of public PreK applicants who should have received priority (siblings of older kids already enrolled at that school; zoned kids rejected, while out-of-zone and out-of-district kids were accepted) did not get spots in this year’s PreK admissions. As spots are limited in general, some schools simply have more sibling or zoned applicants than there are spots for, but that is not the matter at issue.

That’s 1PM today (6/8) on the steps of City Hall.

Tags: Education