NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — College students took over the steps of Metropolis Corridor on Friday.
Most of them have been seniors at Townsend Harris Excessive Faculty in Flushing, the place they stated interim appearing principal Rosemarie Jahoda have to be changed.
As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, they’ve the help of assemblywoman Nily Rozic, UFT academics, and fogeys.
College students allege Jahoda harasses academics, makes use of foul language in entrance of scholars, and doesn’t rise up for them.
Throughout a December PTA assembly that was caught on cellphone digital camera, Jahoda defended herself.
“I’m making an attempt to be supportive, do no matter I can for our academics and our college students,” she stated.
Isha Malik stated throughout a Muslim Scholar Affiliation bake sale, her classmates have been harassed with hateful speech. She stated they reported the incident to Jahoda, however nothing was executed.
“She will attain out and inform college students this isn’t okay in class,” Malik stated.
Jahoda claimed she despatched a letter to the Division of Schooling, however that it was not accredited.
“We really feel the one plan of action now’s to get to Mayor de Blasio, be right here at Metropolis Corridor and inform them we’d like new management at college,” one scholar stated.
Prior requires motion have gone unanswered.
In early December, college students staged a sit in. Later within the month a rally was held outdoors of the varsity.
“You’ll be able to have a voice in your faculty, however it’s whenever you actually get on the market, individuals from throughout can see what’s occurring,” Genova Brown stated. “I feel it’s straightforward to take a look at us and say, ‘oh they’re simply complaining about trivial stuff, however our college means so much to us.”
“We need to make certain subsequent yr the underclassmen have a shiny future,” Denise Obagi stated.
Jahoda wouldn’t converse with CBS2 on digital camera, however did concern a press release.
“Whereas I’m annoyed by many of those inaccurate allegations, I stay one hundred pc targeted on serving college students and households at Townsend Harris, and dealing to maneuver the varsity group ahead,” she stated.
“We proceed to take heed to suggestions from this faculty group, Rosemarie Jahoda stays interim appearing principal,” the Division of Schooling stated individually.
College students stated they’re hopeful they may have a brand new principal earlier than commencement.
The DOE additionally stated the Townsend Harris principal place was reposted February 1, and hiring a brand new principal in accordance with the C-30 regulation can take as much as ninety days.