Thursday, Dec. 5 marks the final meeting of the Coalition for Public Education (CPE) under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. The meeting is being held at 6 p.m. at the Community Service Society in Room 4B at 105 E. 22nd St.

CPE said it has to be ready to work with allies within the de Blasio administration and is ready to do battle with them when they act in favor of privatizers, who, the CPE believes, are currently embedded within the structure of the Department of Education.

“Ending police and metal detectors in schools, hiring more Black and Latino educators to reach racial parity, real affirmative action-based vendors, re-establishing and expanding adult education, and ending high-stakes testing and charter school invasion are some of the ideas and demands we still have to struggle for under Mayor [Bill] de Blasio,” said CDE member Sam Anderson.