Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A Rumble In The Bronx, At Lehman Campus.
The once proud and prestigious Lehman High School, like many of the large comprehensive high schools including Jamaica, George Washington, and Tilden high schools to name just a few, were flooded with "high needs" students and closed due to poor performance in a deliberate action by the Bloomberg administration. Replacing these once majestic schools were numerous small schools, known as the Bloomberg schools and when the extra financing and exclusions were eliminated, these schools defaulted to having similar academic issues as the large comprehensive high schools they replaced. Just look at the Campus Magnet schools that replaced Andrew Jackson high school. These four small schools are among the worst academically in Queens. See their snapshots, Here, and Here. The other two schools are not listed since they are slated to close due to poor performance this year.
Now we see that the Lehman Campus, that includes six Bloomberg small schools, have the distinction as the fight club. Unfortunately, they're not fighting for better grades but rumbling outside the school. It seems most every day somebody pulls a fire alarm and the six schools empty out onto the street near many commercial stores and start fights. The New York Post wrote an article about it a couple of days ago. and WABC has an article on it Here.
I guess the rumble in the Bronx has been reborn at Lehman Campus in the Bronx. Where's Jackie Chan when you need him? Could they at least have Car 54 which was shot in the Lehman Campus area?