The Julia Richman Complex

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Julia Richman Education Complex is under threat. Hunter College wants to take over the Complex, tear it down and dislocate the six schools in the building.

This proposal is wrong for children; its wrong for taxpayers. Join the campaign to SAVE JREC.

Contact us at: SAVEJREC@jrec.org

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NEW ARTICLES, 2008:

Klein's 'ludicrous' plan to move Julia Richman school would destroy it
July 3 | Daily News

WE DID IT!
After 2 years, many meetings, Community Board 8 finally voted last night and WE WON 26-8 to support JREC staying just where it is and asked that Hunter look elsewhere to build its Science Tower.

WE ALL HAD A PART TO PLAY IN WINNING THIS VOTE. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!

Now we must win the larger fight. With the support of the electeds, Community Board 8, the Historic Districts Council, the American Architectural Foundation, and many more, we must convince either the Mayor or Chancellor Goldstein of CUNY that Hunter needs to start looking elsewhere.

THANK YOU TO ONE AND ALL. AND REMEMBER IT IS NEVER A "DONE DEAL" UNTIL IT'S OVER.

EXCITING NEWS: JREC RECEIVES A NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AWARD
The prestigious Richard Riley Award from the American Architectural Foundation was awarded to JREC in recognition of the innovative design of it's facility.

Read congratulatory letters from:
Governor Paterson
Congressman Rangel
Article in New York Teacher

COMMUNITY BOARD 6 DISAPPROVES OF HUNTER'S USE OF 25th STREET

  • Cathy Nolan letter to Joel Klein: Letter #1
  • Cathy Nolan letter to Joel Klein: Letter #2
  • Letter to Manhattan Community Board Six: Page 1
  • Letter to Manhattan Community Board Six: Page 2

PUBLIC OFFICIALS SUPPORT JREC!
Public officials are taking a public stand in support of the SAVE JREC campaign. Here are their statements of support:

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:

School's Defiance Unfurled
June 8 | New York Post

Feud Over Hunter College Take-Over Of Upper East Side School Continues
June 7 | NY1

RALLY and MARCH TO HUNTER: A HUGE SUCCESS
Neighborhood rallies to keep Juila Richman
The New York Amsterdam News

The Public Good
Why the Julia Richman Education Complex Should Stay Where It Is and Hunter Should Build Its Science Facility Elsewhere

View signatures
Read a letter signed by JREC principals and union representatives declaring their unequivocal support for preserving JREC at its present location.

Hunter Seeking a Swap: Kips Bay for New Tower
Nov. 20 | New York Observer

Educrats upend autistic kids
Nov. 17 | Daily News

Hands off our school!
Nov. 16 | Daily News
Response to article: Submitted to Daily News

Opponents Decry Idea of Relocating Upper East Side Schools
Nov. 15 | New York Sun

City's bad lesson on a revitalized school
Nov. 15 | Daily News

TV: Watch the protest!
Nov. 14 | CBS Evening News | Streaming video
Click on the video link, "Upper East Side Students Tell Hunter College To Back Off"

TV: Julia Richman Students Protest
Nov. 14 | FOX News | Streaming video

10 Reasons to Say No to Hunter's Land Grab
Getting specific on what’s wrong with plan to demolish complex

Watch the video @ NY1:
Education Complex Fights Hunter College Takeover,
Even With New Facilities

There’s No ‘Win-Win’ With Hunter Plan [PDF]
To: The Our Town Editor
Re: Editorial 7/20/2006

In Push to Open Small Schools, a Big Obstacle: Limited Space
David M. Herszenhorn | New York Times
This article suggests that the DOE should not allow the destruction of one single school building when classroom space is so limited.

Read P226 Statement
This statement describes the serious impact the proposed relocation would have on children in P226 - the school for children with autism located in the Julia Richman Education Complex.

Public Schools -- Community Based Institutions or Real Estate?
Judy Baum | From: InsideSchools.org

Letter to the Editor: Re JREC
Pete Ross | To: New York Times

Letter to the Editor: Re Raab
Phyllis Tashlik | To: New York Times
This letter was submitted to the Times following publication of Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab's letter (see above)

Letter to the Editor: Hunter's Science Center
Jennifer J. Raab | To: New York Times

Small Schools Show Concern Over Proposal to Swap Land
Elissa Gootman | New York Times