Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s widely circulated Nov. 8 letter to John King, New York State’s education commissioner, expressing outrage and concern over alleged anti-Semitic bullying of Pine Bush Central School District students is commendable. It demonstrates a willingness to intervene when student safety, welfare and dignity are endangered. Public school children in two school districts are victims: Pine Bush and East Ramapo.
Advocates for Justice filed an appeal of EVERY co-location passed by Mayor Bloomberg in October – all 42 of them. The lead Petitioner is Public Advocate -elect Letitia James. Other Petitioners are NY Communities for Change, Class Size Matters and NYC Parents Union. The Petition was served on November 19, a copy of which appears below.