Petition for Commissioners of Education to Resign

We, the undersigned residents of the City of Rochester, draw the attention of the Board of Regents to the following:


  • Historically the Rochester City School District leadership has failed to provide an excellent education to the majority of its students.
  • The Rochester City School District has and continues to operate under severe financial loss.
  • Commissioners of the Rochester City School District School Board, by entering into an agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Managing Money Smartly Grant Program, have admitted that they are unable to effectively and efficiently make resource decisions for the Rochester City School District.
  • The current Board of Education does not meet the Board of Regents Characteristics of Effective School Boards.

THEREFORE, your petitioners request the New York State Board of Regents to call for the resignation of each Commissioner of Education that voted to adopt Resolution 2013-14 as an admission of their inability to effectively and efficiently manage the Rochester City School District.

President Malik Evans

Commissioner Jose Cruz

Commissioner Willa Powell

Commissioner Van White


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signed 2013-11-04 21:40:05 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2013-09-16 17:41:29 -0400
Once again, I'm not a Green party adherent, but they have a point. Consider signing this petition if you live in Rochester or work with the education system there.
signed 2013-09-16 17:39:38 -0400
We lived in the city for 10 years. One of the reasons for moving out was the abysmal educational climate.
signed 2013-09-14 23:16:02 -0400
Rochester city schools have gone to hell and back its time for real change!!!
signed 2013-09-07 17:52:26 -0400
Common Core is a power and money grab.
signed 2013-08-29 13:58:34 -0400
The teachers struggle to educate our future generations with poor leadership dictating what teachers can and cannot do. It’s time for a change of that leadership.
signed 2013-08-13 12:06:53 -0400
Ask all current School Board members on the ballot this election, if they might remove their names from the ballot, so that someone NEW has a chance to win and be heard on the Board
signed 2013-08-12 18:50:03 -0400
signed 2013-08-11 13:38:24 -0400
signed 2013-08-08 17:25:02 -0400
signed 2013-08-08 14:13:53 -0400
signed 2013-08-08 12:04:13 -0400
signed 2013-08-07 23:33:22 -0400
signed 2013-08-07 21:21:59 -0400
Money is not the answer to the question of what’s best for our kids in Rochester. Common Core must not be put in place………it is going to destroy the school district here and all over the country. Many states have already opted out because they investigated and found it seriously lacking,
signed via 2013-08-07 20:01:19 -0400
signed 2013-08-07 19:31:59 -0400
@DavidAtias1 tweeted link to this page. 2013-08-07 19:18:28 -0400
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