DSC-NY Praises the Appointment of Council Member Daniel Dromm as the Chair of the Education Committee

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Contact: Shoshi Chowdhury, Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY, 347-832-8391 shoshi@nesri.org

New York, NY— Following the election of Council Member Daniel Dromm as the chair of the Education Committee of the New York City Council, the Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY (DSC-NY) released this statement:

"Daniel Dromm is a great choice – he knows the New York City public school system as a former educator. He will help push education policy in New York City in a new and successful direction. We need a true leader like Council Member Dromm, who cares about the voices of students, parents, and educators.  We are privileged to have worked with him as a City Council Member in the past, and applaud his continuous support to make our schools more safe and supportive.  Council Member Dromm has endorsed DSC-NY's platform to mandate guidance interventions in all schools and end suspensions for minor misbehavior, like defying authority. Parents, students, teachers and advocates are ready to collaborate with Council Member Dromm to give every child the right to be treated with respect and dignity in NYC schools."
- Shoshi Chowdhury, Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY

The DSC-NY coalition calls for citywide funding and implementation of positive, school-wide approaches to discipline that improve school climate, reduce conflict, and increase learning. Members include: Advocates for Children of New York, American Friends Service Committee- NY, Brooklyn Movement Center, Center for Community Alternatives, Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Coalition for Gender Equity in Schools, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Future of Tomorrow, Make the Road New York, Mass Transit Street Theater, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), New Settlement Apartments Parent Action Committee, Pumphouse Projects, Sistas and Brothas United, Teachers Unite, The Sikh Coalition, Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC), Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, and Youth Represent.