This principal runs a school of “no.”
Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or
reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum,
The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day.
“The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert,” a source said.
The school nurse has no office equipped with a sink, refrigerator or cot.
The library is a mess: “Nothing’s in order,” said a source. “It’s a junk room.”
No substitutes are hired when a teacher is absent — students are divvied up among other classes.
A classroom that includes learning-disabled kids doesn’t have the required special-ed co-teacher.
About 40 kindergartners have no room in the three-story brick
building. They sit all day in dilapidated trailers that reek of “animal
urine,” a parent said; rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls
PS 106 is allocated $2.9 million to serve a low-income population with 98 percent of its students eligible for free lunches. As a Title 1
school, it gets extra federal funds, but community members say they’ve
never seen a budget tracking the income and spending..
In case you don't have your calculator ready, the Federal Funds ALONE come to almost $13K per student. Even in NYC that could pay for private schooling that MEANS something. And here's a question, WHERE is Al Sharpton on THIS?!
NYC pays $20K per student, so that school gets $33K per student. That should get them a very decent education, EVEN in NYC. So, where are the race baiters? Where's Jesse, where's Al, why ain't Oprah looking into dis may'n?!!? Dey be needin' he'p down dere may'n!!!
There must not be enough white, non-Lib handwringers on the NYC School Board for Al et al, to get involved. They get ZERO Race Points for saying BLACK and Minority School Board Members mistreated minority kids!