Today on our website, the MC’s journalism intern Patrick Wall sounds the alarm on the Department of Education’s placing of Boys and Girls High School on the failing schools list.
Patrick’s objective, unvarnished report reveals that real reform is needed in the way the DOE handles troubled institutions. If Principal Gassaway and his team are to be given a chance to succeed, they need more than a sword dangling over their heads. The DOE must provide clear guidelines, timetables and resources, as well as a clear channel of communication between the DOE and the school leadership.
As I said before, Boys and Girls is more than a school. It’s a vital part of Bed-Stuy’s history and a symbol of our ability to provide a viable future for Central Brooklyn’s young people. Our willingness as a neighborhood to rally behind Principal Gassaway is a test of our collective resolve and resilience.
As one of its first orders of business, the Brooklyn Movement Center is planning support Principal Gassaway, along with other community stakeholders who have already enlisted in this struggle, in a campaign to lift the achievement level of Boys and Girls students and families. Join us.