This edition: The Decriminalization PushTweet
Original tape date: June 1, 2015.
First aired: June 3, 2015.
On this edition of Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, we talk about why decriminalizing smaller offenses may actually be a detriment to immigrants and have unforeseen financial ramifications for residents. We learn about a pilot program that uses cell phones to teach immigrants conversational English. Then Sarah Pizon profiles a dual language Japanese program in Williamsburg, Brooklyn set to launch in the Fall.
Yuli Fisher Co-Founder, Williamsburg Dual Language Program
Prof. Karin Martin Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY
Jorge I. Montalvo Deputy Secretary of State for Economic Opportunity, New York State
Sandra Noyola Principal, P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen
Steve Zeidman Professor, CUNY School of Law