March 27, 2014

Schools Panel Chairman Calls for Equitable Funding to End ‘Zip Code Education’ in City Schools

The chairman of Staten Island’s Community Education Council Thursday called upon the city to put an end to “Zip Code education” in public schools.

“It’s time to put all students first, to end ‘Zip Code education’ in this city for district schools and for charter schools… We must end education apartheid in New York City. The de Blasio administration has inherited this mess. We now need a plan to clean it up,” CEC chairman Sam Pirozzolo said in a statement issued on behalf of the citywide advocacy group New York City Parents Union, of which he is a member.

Pirozzolo, a spokesman for the organization, issued the statement in response to a scathing report that found New York has the most segregated public schools in the nation.

Read the full story at Staten Island Advance.