Jon Stewart to Join 9/11 First Responders to Urge Congress to Extend the Zadroga Act

On Sept. 8/15, Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act and 9/11 responder, John Feal, announced that Jon Stewart will go to DC with hundreds of 9/11 first responders on Sept. 16 to press congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.  This legislation will allow for the continuation of the compensation and health care programs that the 9/11 responders and survivors need and deserve.

Press Release 9-8-15 – Jon Stewart to Join 9-11 First Responders in DC

Picnic In East Ramapo Sept. 12/15 to Raise Funds for A4J

Power of Ten and Padres Unidos de East Ramapo will host a picnic at Deerkill Camp, 1 to 5 pm this Saturday, Sept. 12/15 with 3 wonderful honorees who have worked tirelessly for the children of the District:  The Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte, Robert Rhodes and Andrew Mandel.  Funds for A4J will be raised at the event.  Please come!!

Press Release Power of Ten – Picnic in ER Sept 12-15

Dropout Nation 9/2/15: The AFT Needs to Focus on East Ramapo

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this_is_dropout_nation_logoSo you would think Weingarten and AFT would be protesting all day and night in East Ramapo, N.Y. After all, the district’s black and Latino communities, whose children make up 87.6 percent of the 8,109 students attending its schools, have been subjected to educational malpractice by the board, which is majority white and Jewish. The fact that Weingarten has been silent on the abuse heaped upon East Ramapo’s children says plenty about where her concerns — and that of the union — truly lie.

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Education Law Center 9/2/15: ELC Demands Immediate Action by NYSED in Ramapo

ELC informed the State Education Commissioner and Regents Chancellor of its intention to bring a parents’ law suit against the New York State Education Department in the event that actions by the newly appointed monitor in East Ramapo do not effectively address issues raised in the Greenberg Report as well as the State Focus Report recommendations.  The ELC letter emphasizes the need for substantive changes to be implemented during the 2015-16 school year.

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