Flushing Times

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: City DOE wrong for running education system like a biz

After a year-long battle, four Queens communities have had schools closed by the city Department of Education’s Panel for Educational Policy, whose members are appointed by the mayor. The mayor wants to close schools and divide them up into smaller schools. Many people believe this is a desire by hedge funds and business people who realize they can make money by getting into the school business by operating schools or providing services. Comment.
Flushing Times

Koo says he will run in 2013 at fund-raiser

Flushing’s city councilman has announced he will be running to remain in that role for another four years. Comment.

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