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To: Fred Baptiste, Brooklyn Representative Contracts Committee Chair, Issac Carmignani, Contracts Committee Member, Deborah Dilingham, Queens Representative Contracts Committee, Vanessa Leung., Panel for educational policy, Gary Linnen, Kami...

STOP THE INVASION....STOP THIS CO-LOCATION #SAVEMEYERLEVIN

STOP THE CHARTER SCHOOL FROM INVADING OUR COMMUNITY BASED SCHOOL MEYER LEVIN. MEYER LEVIN IS A SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND OUR CHILDREN ARE THE BEST SO THEY DESERVE THE BEST. MEYER LEVIN IS NOT JUST A SCHOOL ....IT IS A HOME FOR OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS. CO-LOCATING A CHARTER SCHOOL AT MEYER LEVIN WILL INEVITABLY DESTROY THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM. WE HAVE A VERY UNIQUE PROGRAM AT OUR SCHOOL. OUR STUDENTS ARE GUIDED ON A SUCCESSFUL CAREER PATH THROUGH OUR ARTS PROGRAM. LEARNING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CAN INDUCE NEUROPLASTICITY IN THE SAME NEURAL CIRCUITS RECRUITED FOR LEARNING. THIS SCHOOL GIVES OUR STUDENTS THE ABILITY TO MULTI-TASK AND TO HAVE A PASSION AND GOAL IN LIFE, AND ALSO AN INTEREST TO COME TO SCHOOL TO RECEIVE AN EDUCATION. SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP #SAVEMEYERLEVIN #SAVETHEARTS.

Why is this important?

How can we devote so much instructional time to the performing arts? We are able to provide our performing arts programming because we are a multi-session school. This means that we have two different start and end times for our student population. Being multi-session gives us the flexibility to program the performing arts in this special way.
This programming provides the level/quality/variety of our productions. Having a charter school share our building will take away our flexibility

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Reasons for signing

  • NO to Co-location...YES to the ARTS. I am an alum. My daughter is there currently. She has the same level of EXCITEMENT for school that I had. THIS LEGACY MUST CONTINUE. THE ARTS MATTER!!!
  • Enough is enough with the charters. Public education should not be for sale, and should not be slowly undermined by hedge-funded pseudo public schools that drill and kill students. Save a local performing arts program!
  • Do not disrupt the educational process at Meyer Levin!