2009-02-13 / School News

Ulrich Applauds Plan For Charter Schools

"New York's school system got a big boost this weekend from Mayor Bloomberg, and I am delighted he and Bishop DiMarzio are working together to find a creative solution to prevent school closings in the Diocese of Brooklyn." Ulrich continued, "It makes no sense that while City schools are bulging at the seams, with thousands of students studying in trailers, New York's Catholic schools are closing, only to further burden public school enrollment."

Ulrich, who was born, raised, educated and continues to reside in the Queens neighborhood of Ozone Park, is running on a platform of "People First, Not Politics" for the 32nd Councilmanic District. "The Mayor's plan is exactly the kind of creative, thinking 'outside the box,' and putting politics aside kind of leadership I have been advocating during this campaign, and I am happy to stand with him on this issue," said Ulrich. The "non-partisan" special election will occur Tuesday, February 24.

"Mayoral control, with parent input, has markedly begun the long road to improve New York City's once prized school system," Ulrich noted, "and I believe in the competitive nature of 'Charter Schools' to improve all schools. As Councilmember, I will tirelessly support the Mayor on these issues and seek creative and competitive improvements for our schools."

The City Council's 32nd District, which includes Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Roxbury and Breezy Point, was formerly held by State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.

Further information about Ulrich's campaign for the City Council can be found on the web at www.ericulrich. com.

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