Friday, June 28, 2013
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE...
Jamaica High School friends Jackie and Kathy Forrestal have been going through the archives trying to save important historical documents concerning the school. When doing their research, they found this Op-Ed piece from 1933 in the Long Island Press.
The complaints haven't changed much in 80 years: low graduation numbers, inactive parents, poor curriculum, overpaid teachers, etc... The similarities are eerie. One major difference does stand out:
The solution to school problems in 1933 wasn't to close the school.