Meet Prof. Anthony Gronowicz, the Green Party candidate for NYC Mayor.


 

Green Party mayoral candidate Gronowicz was most provocative  speaker last night.

The Green Party mayoral candidate Anthony Gronowicz  was the first to arrive and be seated at the NYC Parents Mayoral Forum on Education. He was the most provocative speaker at Friday night’s education forum for parents and labor union activists.

Gronowicz repeatedly called Mayor Michael Bloomberg “the most destructive mayor in NYC history.” He attacked classroom overcrowding, economic inequality, and the presence of police in city schools.

Gronowicz earned loud and approving applause when he called more classroom resources and reduction in class sizes. He was particularly upset with Bloomberg for saying in an interview that he’d be “comfortable with 70 students in a classroom.” Gronowicz also called for the return of arts, music and dance to city schools.

I’ll be posting video clips of Gronowicz and the other mayoral candidates later today.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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7 Responses to Meet Prof. Anthony Gronowicz, the Green Party candidate for NYC Mayor.

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    Bloomberg was a good mayor and if you took education out of the equation a 4 level perfomance would be my score (using the NYC DOE report card system where 4 means exceeding the standard). Even in education Bloomberg started well: 18.5% raise for educators, a plan to improve utilization of educators in holding patterns due to poor evaluations or complaints, email communication that made system-wide expedient efficiency possible. The start sputtered and stopped when he hired the wrong people over and over to serve as Chancellor, alienated teachers and their union with insulting talk and threats that questioned their professionalism and capability, supported teaching to the test and test stress in general, put too much money in non-educator consultant contracts, gave too much power to principals and implemented a new principal preparation program that put too many culturally and environmentally disconnected trainees in position to be supervisors, tried too hard to make a business model work in a bureacracy built on altruistic and social service traditions, gave priority to business model charter schools, decided to close schools instead of re-designing them for success, and decided that tough talk and holding a contrary position to reform was better than collaboration. I welcome the Green Party candidate but if he plans to win by being anti-Bloomberg, he will lose. He must have a program above his criticism (that all the candidates seem to share). I will be voting for Bill Thompson as I am especially happy of the UFT endorsement of him)..

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  2. cllundgren says:

    Reblogged this on Gronowicz for Mayor and commented:
    Michael Benjamin’s report on my appearance at the mayoral candidates education forum at Murray Bergtraum High School on June 14th.

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  3. Susan says:

    Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying
    your blog and look forward to new posts.

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  4. Lon Cobb says:

    To encourage the mayoral candidates to focus on planning, the city’s four urban planning schools on May 4 sponsored a forum for six of them. Each was given 15 minutes to discuss the role he anticipated planning would play in his administration, his views on the role of planning as a government function and whether he would support providing planning staffs to Community Planning Boards. Perhaps most provocatively, the six were asked what type of person he would choose to head his planning department. Would he seek out a cross between Robert Moses, builder of mega projects, and Jane Jacobs, champion of mixed-use livable neighborhoods?

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  5. Juan Rodriguez says:

    Tony Gronowicz is one of the white males ONLY apartheid “leaders” at the Bronx “County” Green Party. Since its founding in 2007, Tony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren, John Reynolds and 4 other white males have had a white males ONLY group that they named the Bronx “County” Green Party. For years and years and years now the Bronx “County” Green Party has had white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” including Tony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds. Through the Freedom of Information Act ANYONE can see the papers that the Bronx “County” Green Party has filed with the Board of Elections (year after year after year …) and can document that the Bronx “County” Green Party has had white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” for years (and years and years) and that Anthony Gronowicz has been one of these white supremacist white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” of the Bronx “County” Green Party. Tony Gronowicz apparently became fascinated with white males only apartheid rule when he studied the white males only apartheid rule in New York City pre-1861 as the dissertation topic that he chose while at his Ivy League grad school (UPenn) many decades ago (back when UPenn was predominantly white males).
    Do you want a return to the pre-1861 white males ONLY apartheid rule in New York City? I don’t. We need to call Tony out for his part in this white males ONLY apartheid rule group that calls itself the Bronx “County” Green Party. We all need to be pulling out that Elections Board paperwork on the Bronx “County” Green Party, photocopying that paperwork and asking detailed questions of Tony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds as to how exactly it is – for years and years and years …. that the Bronx “County” Green Party has had white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” in the Bronx, a borough where 94% of the people are NOT white males. We all need to be asking Tony, why does this white males only apartheid rule group still exist in the Bronx? Why Tony have you Tony Gronowicz been one of the white males ONLY apartheid rule “Leaders” of this white males only apartheid rule group (the Bronx “County” Green Party)? When exactly are the white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” of the Bronx “County” Green party going to resign? When exactly are the white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” of the Bronx “County” Green Party going to apologize? When exactly is this white males ONLY apartheid rule group going to dissolve itself?
    The white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” of the Bronx “County” Green Party (Tony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren, John Reynolds) need to resign immediately.
    This white males only apartheid rule group that has named itself that Bronx “County” Green Party needs to dissolve itself immediately.
    These political candidates: Anthony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds need to explain to the voters, and to everyone why exactly did that white males ONLY apartheid rule group in the Bronx go on for as long as it did and why exactly did they so enthusiastically participate in that white males ONLY apartheid rule group (the Bronx “County” Green Party) that they were the “leaders” of the white supremacist white males ONLY apartheid group?
    In the Bronx, 2013, white males ONLY apartheid rule is absolutely unacceptable. Tony Gronowicz and his buddies Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds need to end the white males ONLY apartheid rule that has gone on way too long at the Bronx “County” Green Party.
    I am the only person in New York City who is disgusted, viscerally disgusted with the Tony Gronowicz Carl Lundgren John Reynolds white supremicist white males ONLY apartheid rule “model” of “leadership”?
    Those 3 corrupt racist pigs: Tony Gronowicz, Carl Lundgren and John Reynolds are UNFIT for public office and all 3 of them need to resign as candidates.
    Tony, Carl and John: your white males ONLY apartheid rule “model” of leadership is absolutely unacceptable.
    Tony Carl and John: your white males ONLY apartheid rule “leadership” at the Bronx “County” Green Party needs to end immediately.

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  6. Gronowicz has been one of the white males ONLY apartheid rule “leaders” at the white males only apartheid rule “led” Bronx “County” Green Party for years (and years and years …)

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