|Townsend Harris High School in Queens|
|Principal Brian Condon (left) with a student|
Mr. Carranza has seen fit to defund the school's College Bridge Program, which by all accounts brought the best and brightest kids to its' doors.
PTA Co-President Bill Rettig is quoted below as saying,
“As a parent, I support the QC Bridge program and recognize that we need to keep it and the  year tradition behind it. This program has been under threat before. It is a part of what defines us as a ‘humanities school’ and is an integral part of our identity,”
Carranza's purpose, it seems to me, is to lower the standards of Townsend Harris so that all students throughout the NYC DOE system have the same average opportunity to reach mediocrity. This way, no student gets privileges over any other.
But there is a different way, one which I personally subscribe to: giving all students the same high expectations and College Bridge Programs so that the so-called "equality" is achieved by every student reaching their personal best. Teachers know that high expectations get high achievement.
Please, Townsend Harris Community, join together and get the College Bridge Program back. Do whatever you can to rise up and tell the Chancellor and Mayor that 'taking away' rather than 'finding a way' is not the solution.
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Department of Education defunds key program at top city high school
|Townsend Harris Principal Brian Condon|
The Department of Education is defunding a program at a top city high school that allows students to earn credits at Queens College during their senior year, The Post has learned`.
By the 2021 Editors of The Classic, July 28, 2020