Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tilden H.S. Refuses to Go Quietly Into That Dark Night

(From Flatbush Life)

By Michèle De Meglio

Community residents are putting up a fight to stop the city from closing Samuel J. Tilden High School. The school is one of five that the city Department of Education (DOE) said it would phase out and replace with several small schools but locals don’t want the plan to move forward. A small group of activists, parents and students gathered at the school this week to protest the restructuring and the DOE’s decision not to ask community members if they think Tilden should stay open or become the site of three or four small schools.

“It’s unfair to our community that we didn’t have a voice and we didn’t have a say in this,” said Tiffany Tucker, founder of Redemption Inc., a non-profit organization offering after-school programs to local students which organized the protest with the James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation (JEDSVF).

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1 comment:

  1. Had no idea that Tilden was in so much trouble. That community needs more people to stand up and be counted like Geoffrey Davis and Tiffany Tucker did. I hope it's not too late to make some changes there. I went to that school and know that positive things happen there is given the chance. Thank you for this story, I will look into what is happening and try to help.


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