Letter from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez to Chancellor Walcott (01/20/2012)

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Elected Official, PS 19

Dear Chancellor Walcott,

I write with both outrage and sadness at the Department of Education’s decision to close P.S. 19, the Roberto Clemente School. This move is predicated on the school’s low score on the City’s progress report, which was caused by a shockingly poor commitment to P.S. 19’s performance. In essence, this indifference has choked off the success of P.S. 19. Such tactics are causing pain in our community, as many children and parents face an uncertain future regarding their educational choices. As a result, I am asking that the Department refrain from closing P.S. 19 and instead make a new and stronger commitment to its future…

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