“It’s such an insult and very disrespectful to our community"
A San Francisco DOE has been accused of “disrespecting” Asian Americans
NY Post reports that an Asian American mother has accused a DOE of “disrespecting” the Asian American community.
Irene Chu expressed her frustration at DOE Hydra Mendoza for hosting a ‘Chinese Family Forum’ at 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on 26 June. The date is the last day of school, which has an early pick up time.
Chu said arranging the meeting during a time that would be impossible for working parents to attend was “disrespecting” the Asian American community.
“It’s just wrong,” Chu, who sits on the Community Education Council in Bay Ridge’s School District 20, said. “When I saw that, I thought, ‘You got to be kidding me.’’
“The DOE should and has to know, June 26th is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS,” Chu wrote on Facebook. “How could DOE invite parents to this forum on an early dismissal day when we need to pick up our kids?”
Mendoza is due to speak on parents’ rights at the meeting as well as officials who will provide information on high-school admissions.
Chu said it would take her up to 20 minutes to drive to the meeting after picking up her fifth grader.
“It’s such an insult and very disrespectful to our community,” Chu added.
Carranza also shares NYC Mayor de Blasio’s proposal of ignoring Asian American students by boosting focus on African-American and Hispanic students.
“I just don’t buy into the narrative that any one ethnic group owns admissions to these schools,” Carranza has said on TV.
State Sen. John Liu called the plan “racist.” Chu added, “the Chinese community is being attacked by this city.”
“If the DOE and the Mayor’s Office really respects our voice and wants a healthy relationship with our community, they need to do a better job,” Chu said.