KAFE attended the Ulster County Defends Public Education Forum held at Miller Middle School on February 23, 2015.
Video coverage by our friend Mert Melfa. Please take the time to watch and listen. This is the first time you are going to be able to hear PUBLICALLY from our teachers. You will also hear straight from Dr. Padalino himself (from KCSD) his thoughts on Test Refusals and that he DOES NOT support informing parents of their legals rights and will NOT allow our teachers to have open dialogue with parents/guardians about such.
(Oh, and you’ll hear me, Tory, during the Q and A as well!)
Full video of the forum:
Kristina Flick, veteran teacher. Broke my heart listening to her because this hit very close to home…especially when she talks about young children getting so upset and frustrated and depressed about their school work that they start talking about suicide!!! – Tory
Tory Lowe during Q&A. Hear it for yourself. KCSD Dr. Paul Padalino refusing and denying parents information that they have a legal right to… Tory
Kingston Times article about the forum – Dissatisfaction with Cuomo common bond among local educators – March 6, 2015