Dear Commons Community,
This video was passed onto me by my colleague, Ofelia Garcia. It was taken at a meeting of the Panel for Education Policy (or PEP). The PEP replaced the Board of Education when Mayor Bloomberg took control of the schools in 2002. It is intended to be a democratic forum where people voice concerns, prior to the panel’s vote on educational policy.
At this meeting the PEP was convening on October 25, 2011, to discuss new standards being implemented in the schools.
Two hundred parents, teachers staff and students were in attendance.