Parents, teachers, and students are up in arms over the Department of Education’s plan to close a West Harlem middle school and open a charter school in the same building.
Parents, teachers, and students protested a Department of Education plan to close a West Harlem middle school and open a charter school in the same building at a hearing Tuesday evening.
The DOE plan would shutter the sixth through eighth grades of the Academy for Social Action, a public school on 129th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. It would also open a new branch of Harlem Success Academy II in the building, which ASA shares with three other public schools. The plan, which the DOE’s Panel on Education Policy will vote on on Mar. 11, would implement the changes over several years.