The East Ramapo Central School District has been caught in a budget fiasco that threatens the educations and futures of Black and Brown students.
The district mismanaged its finances and recently tried to propose wiping out dozens of staff positions and combine classrooms despite the pandemic, when distancing matters. But the community pushed back.
The truth is, this crisis didn't have to happen. This is the latest outrage in a long, sordid saga of 21st Century Jim Crow education in a broken district. It's past time for the state to truly intervene.
TAKE ACTION – Tell state leaders to investigate the East Ramapo School Board and protect students of color.
NYS Education Dept. Commissioner Betty Rosa
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie