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Building Bridges Radio: Protesting Mass School Closings in New York City

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Instruction, Not Destruction: Protesting Proposed School Closings
Carmen Applewhite, Teacher, Candidate for UFT President,
Chancellor, International Assocation of Educators for Peace.
James Eterno, Teacher, Jamaica High School, UFT Chapter Chair,
Candidate for UFT President
William Hargraves, Member Coalition for Public Education, Parent

The Department of Education’s Panel for Education Policy was meeting
at Brooklyn Technical High School, and thousands of teachers, parents, students and concerned community members were out on a chilly January evening to protest the D.O.E.’s plan to close at least 19 city schools this year. All 21 of the schools slated to close are in largely Black and Latino areas and overwhelming populated by students of color. We’ll talk with parent and teacher representatives who were chanting “Instruction, not Destruction”, and claim there’s no justifiable reason for closing the schools
and even raise the spectre of privatizing the public school system.
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