The mayor sees an example every week outside City Hall:
They may not be massive, but the weekly one-man marches around City
Hall have been effective in exposing the many flaws of the mayor’s
Tuesday, for the second week in a row, Raglan George, executive
director of AFSCME District Council 1707, which represents many of the
city’s childcare and Head Start employees, marched on City Hall.
His purpose was “to tell Mayor Bloomberg to stop his attacks on early
childhood education and work to improve the lives of New York's most
Members of his union, as well as parents and children marched with him on the Broadway side of City Hall.
The marchers, George said, will return every week to let everybody know
about the multiple problems with the mayor’s Early Learn program which
he believes is “a dishonest response to ‘fix’ New York City’s childcare
which was not broken in the first place.”
The first march happened Oct. 1, the day Early Learn became effective,
and Raglan was joined by New York City Central Labor Council President
Vincent Alvarez; Tammi Miller, Home Day Care Provider director for the
United Federation of Teachers and City Council members Gail Brewer and
“Fewer children are being serviced and parents are anxious about their
children’s care because the Early Learn plan simply does not work,”
George said. “Centers that should be open are not; the city’s
Administration for Children Services refuses to answer questions on the
selection process of centers and safe, quality and affordable childcare
for thousands of New York’s children is in jeopardy because of bad
policy decisions by this administration.”
He promised to continue the marches every week until his concerns are
addressed by the mayor. George is calling for the restoration of
thousands of eliminated children slots; reinstatement of community-based
childcare centers closed by Early Learn, rehiring of hundreds of
long-time and professional childcare workers terminated and advocating
an investigation of Early Learn practices and procedures by federal,
state and city authorities.
The mayor of course only notices people with money, so the marches will have little effect on him.
But they do a great job of exposing the sham that is the Bloomberg administration.
Everyone else can go screw themselves.
That's Bloomberg's motto.
Dr. Kevin Williams dismisses the notion that problems only have a negative impact.ReplyDelete
"Problems are opportunities for you to think differently," he told me during an interview. "Look at inventions; they derive from problems and the quest for solutions. The person who's trying to get past it is the one who will be innovative."
His empathy for others formed as a child during the civil rights struggle of the '60s when the Ku Klux Klan erected a cross on his parents' lawn.
"My parents moved into an all-white neighborhood and one day the Klan came, erected a cross in our yard, and set fire to it. The National Guard had to come disperse the crowd."
That event deepened Kevin's desire to enter the ministry and today he is a pastor in both Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina. Also a noted author, Kevin has earned the respect of those he counsels in ministry to singles and counseling across a spectrum of life issues.
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