“My calculus book is copyright 1984…but we DID get new metal detectors this year.”
This video is a must watch. Students, teachers, and parents recently turned out in force to defend Jamaica High School in Queens, which currently faces closure. Members of the school community spoke to highlight the gains they’ve managed to make over the years, despite substantial hardships including deep cuts in teaching and support staff, fewer advanced course options, no electives, and declining building space as a result of four simultaneous co-locations. They also highlight the historic (and ongoing) inequities the school and its students have endured, and demand equal treatment from the NYC Department of Education.