I was shocked this week to read the news that parents and community leaders are being shut out of the effort to turn around Boys & Girls High School.
Chalkbeat reported that a representative from the NYC Department of Education met with school leaders to push them to endorse a draft plan for the school that they weren’t given time to review or even an opportunity to provide feedback on.
Sadly, this just adds insult to injury for our community. We want the Mayor and Schools Chancellor to take action to address the crisis at Boys & Girls High School, but so far all we’ve gotten from them is a lot of empty rhetoric. It’s time our neighborhood got a real plan – not a half plan developed in secret and rushed pass us without discussion.
Read more at The Brooklyn Reader.