Rockland County Times 3/17/16: Ed Day Letter to Sen. Flanagan Re Support of Monitr Bill

 

The County Executive’s Corner: Fighting For East Ramapo

Posted March 17th, 2016

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day

I sent a letter today to New York State Senator John Flanagan. In it, I expressed my extreme disappointment with his recent comments regarding the East Ramapo Central School District. Both Senator Flanagan and his colleague, Senator Carl Marcellino, have publicly opposed a monitor with veto power for the deeply troubled school system.

In a school district where 90% of public school students are children of color, the majority Orthodox Jewish school board continues to put first the interests of private school students whose parents choose private schools. This is not my observation, but rather the assessment of state-appointed fiscal monitor Hank Greenberg.         Read more…

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