Schoolgal suggests we all write to our councilmen and all members of the city council, telling them to vote no on ending term limits for the mayor. You can find your councilman here.
This is the letter I wrote:
As a NYC teacher and resident for over 30 years, I want to ask you to vote no for ending term limits for this mayor.
Mayor Bloomberg has destroyed education in the city of NY. Students now, more than ever are being promoted without knowing anything. Merit pay for administrators is leading to the passing of everyone, no matter how little they know. Principals are reversing teachers grades without any kind of teacher input. Class sizes are still out of control. Millions are being spent on private consulting companies that care little or nothing for our students. Thousands of quality teachers are without a classroom. Many are sitting in rubber rooms on trumped up charges due to a personal conflict with an administrator. They languish there for months before they are even presented with charges and then they never get a fair hearing. The city is wasting millions of dollars here too.
Bloomberg has done little to nothing to help the middle and lower classes of this city. Under his administration, public transportation costs have risen.
Please, if you really care about the children and citizens of NYC, vote NO!!!!!!