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.