L. Rickie Tulloch Wants To Bring Back ‘Gifted and Talented’ Programs
Repairing New York City’s fractured education system will take more than doing away with the city’s specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT), says one candidate running for the 45th council seat. For L. Rickie Tulloch it’s about reviving a faded curriculum — the city’s “gifted and talented” program.
“If we want to address the segregation of our elite schools, we must take a holistic approach and improve our schools at every level so that all of our students have the tools they need to succeed.”
L. Rickie Tulloch Brings Passion & Experience To City Council Race
When L. Rickie Tulloch, a candidate for the 45th district City Council District special election, talks about the district in which he is running, it is with a mix of passion and intellect.
We were sitting at a table in Footprints Cafe, 5814 Clarendon Road, the popular West Indian eatery located in the heart of the district, which includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood and Canarsie.
This week marked the deadline for candidates in the special election for the 45th City Council race to turn in signatures to make the ballot in the upcoming May election. According to the petitions turned in so far, there are 10 candidates set to make the vote except one.
The 45th district includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, and Canarsie.
“I am excited to announce that I am running for City Council in the 45th District,” said Tulloch in a statement. “I have lived and served our community for 40 years, and I have seen the power of organizing and community-building to fight for quality housing, good schools, and jobs with dignity.”
Over the last 40 years Tulloch has dedicated himself to his community through his activism, advocacy, and public service. He is Senior Director at NYC Health and Hospital (Office of Facilities Development), is the Chairman of the Visionary Political Action Committee (VPAC), and was the Treasurer and Chair of the Land Use Committee of Community Board 17. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Flatbush Action Community Day Care Center, Board Member of the Erasmus Neighborhood Association, and President of the Ginger Ridge High School Past Students Association.