Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Walcott, and the people of the City of New York,
DeWitt Clinton High School should not be closed. The closure of DeWitt Clinton High School will accomplish nothing but the waste of a valuable and unique opportunity.
It has been argued that the history of a school does not matter, that it is only the present activities of the school that matter. That is not the version of History that I learned at DeWitt Clinton. The History that I learned at DeWitt Clinton commands that the past is important, that the past is critical to the present. DeWitt Clinton High School has a story that stretches over 115 years, starring hundreds of thousands of students, parents, faculty, and staff. Continue reading “Save DeWitt Clinton High School”