StudentsFirstNY's Bed-Stuy Chapter Marches to Demand School Reform

Patch // April 19, 2013

The local StudentsFirstNY chapter, consisting of parents, students, and organizational leaders, marched the streets of Bed-Stuy to demand better schools for the children in their community. According to Patch, business owners and community members alike joined the StudentsFirstNY members in calling for quality schools and teachers:

Residents leaned out of their windows – some clapping – and bodega owners and retail store customers poured out of businesses along the route to survey the commotion, as the group chanted, “Ain’t no power like the power of the parents!” and “What do we want? Quality teachers! When do we want it? Now!”

Patch shared one parent’s thoughts:

“The Department of Education, the school’s principal and teachers all need to raise expectations for these students. Our kids deserve to do much better.”

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