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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Wednesday, November 5th, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 7th, 12:30 - 2:50pm
Thursday, November 6th, 6:30pm
Larry Cary, president of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation and a leader of the Coalition of Specialized High Schools Alumni Organizations wrote, "Our public school system shouldn't lower the bar for admission to its best high schools. It should move to close the achievement gap by improving the quality of the education in schools serving African-American and Latino children."
Opinions and Articles
- "Don't fiddle with entry test to NYC's top high schools" , by Larry Cary, in AM New York
- "The History of New York City's Special High Schools", in Gotham Gazette
- "Taking a Break From the Negative", by co-PTA president Elissa Stein, in Huffington Post
- "A cram course for Bill ", in New York Daily News
- "NYC Students Tackle Test to Elite High Schools, It’s Fair, They Say" by Petr Svab, Epoch Times
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Sidney Kivanoski, Social Studies
This is my 20th year teaching Social Studies at Tech. I am particularly looking forward to another year of advising Progressive Student Awareness, a club that addresses issues of social justice. PSA has existed for about 18 years and has become something of an institution here at Tech. Every week the club discusses a particular issue that members may feel they need a better grasp on or want to discuss with other students. Some of these are issues raised in a weekly collection of articles I compile to help them understand the debates underlying the news. We have held numerous events with a number of guest speakers at Tech every year. These are open to the whole school and we draw 50-75 students to these events. The students also, on their own, arrange to attend events outside the school. Our members have appeared on the radio as well and have been speakers on stage at rallies - I was specifically asked to provide kids from PSA and am particularly proud of that. Finally the students maintain a PSA Facebook page with over 200 members to further discuss and organize around these issues
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