Sunday, February 28, 2010

The biased interests in Moskowitz - Klein connection

Read Juan Gonzalez' piece in the Daily News, February 26, 2010
"Moskowitz asks Klein to expand charters; Dept. of Education closes schools to make room"
about charter school entrepreneur Eva Moskowitz's cozy relationship with New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein:
On Oct. 3, 2008, Eva Moskowitz, a former city councilwoman and head of four charter schools in Harlem, e-mailed schools Chancellor Joel Klein for help.

Moskowitz wanted more space to expand her Harlem Success academies and she had two specific public school buildings in mind.

"Those schools are ps194 and ps241," she wrote to Klein. "It would be extremely helpful to move quickly on."

Less than two months later, the Department of Education announced plans to phase out those schools and use the space to expand two Harlem Success academies.

The note was among 125 e-mails between Moskowitz and the chancellor the Daily News obtained under a Freedom of Information request.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/02/26/2010-02-26_all_eva_had_to_do_was_ask_after_email_doe_planned_to_expand_charters.html#ixzz0gqfcmnom

READ MORE: CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK - THIS IS WHAT THE EMAILS ARE ABOUT.