A Morningside Heights school building on 123rd Street, home to over 1,200 students in three co-located schools, is bursting at the seams.
As the last few students shuffled out of P.S. 149 in Harlem, they paused for a moment to watch teachers and community members yelling “Whose schools? Our schools!” and waving signs reading “Separate and Unequal” and “Support Special Needs Education.”
Parents at two West Harlem public schools chanted “sí se puede” at a public forum on Wednesday about the New York City Department of Education’s proposal to squeeze a third school in the same building as the two schools.
A proposal to squeeze three schools in the same building is making waves among Harlem parents and locals.
During the meeting at Wadleigh school, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott discussed a range of schools issues—most notably, co-location, the controversial process of opening charter schools in public school buildings.
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