I know how lucky I am to be a legal counsel with Success Academy Charter Schools. But as much as I like my job, I get so frustrated and angry that lawyers like me even have to get involved for some issues, like the DOE’s absolute refusal to fairly divide space in one building between SA Harlem West and two district schools.
On Friday, October 7, our scholars spent an entire half day composing stories in different genres, from dystopia, to romance, to thrillers.
We believe in teaching our scholars to be self-advocates, to respectfully but forcefully stand up for what is right and fair. That’s why it was so important for me and my fellow principals and other Success Academy leaders and parents to respond to false claims by the Alliance for Quality Education and other union-backed agitators last week.
It was a casual encounter in Harlem that brought the two of them together.