Monday, February 12, 2018

Another Dist 4 Supt Estrella Disaster Project: Help Us Save Our School! (Vito Marcantonio P.S. 50)

What irony -- A school named after Vito Marcantonio being closed. Read more in the most radical politician in the 20th century,

Rebel in the House: The Life and Times of Vito Marcantonio | John J ...

I'll be there tonight to tape the hearing and support them. I have some interesting info to share about what was done to the school. The MORE-CASCADE group is trying to get to as many hearings as possible. CASCADE stands for: Coalition Against School Closings, Colocations, and Displacement Everywhere - WOW, if I could remember that I wouldn't feel like someone about to hit 73 years old. Or is it 74? 64?
We need your support at the joint public hearing being held to determine the future of P.S. 50. Please join us to help protest the proposed closing of our school. A school that has been around for over 3 generations for some families.

This school has served students, families, and the community alike. Having over 21 partnerships including The Children's Aid Society (after-school, summer camp, and holiday programs), a school-based health clinic (eye exams and dentist on site), Parent Job Net (helping parents, guardians, and family of students, to obtain G.E.D's, jobs, free workshops and classes, etc).

Basing a school on test scores alone is unfair. You don't give up on a school when it is "failing", you show support and do what it takes, as a Superintendent, a Chancellor, a Mayor, to ensure that time, money, and resources are given to the school in the RIGHT way, so that these kids strive and have an equal opportunity, without losing their second home.

I hope that as a community we can come together and prove that we will not go down without a fight. These kids, our kids, deserve our support.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting about Marcantonio, the greatest and most effective radical politician this country has known known (which is why most people have never heard of him), and someone whose career should be required reading for anyone who claims to be a political radical.


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