Tensions boil over at rally to keep competitive admissions in NYC schools

“…The action was organized by PLACE NYC, or Parent-Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum & Education.

…A startled trio of local politicians who showed up to support the rally — City Council members Robert Cornegy and Ben Kallos and state Sen. Andrew Gounardes — all witnessed the fracas firsthand.

“They tried to push their way in,” said Karlin Chan, a PLACE supporter. “You don’t crash into someone else’s rally. Everybody’s standing, then all of a sudden they’re charging through the crowd, trying to raise their banner behind the speaker podium.”…

“They’re saying if someone has a different opinion than you, you should outshout them,” said PLACE member Lucas Liu. “What kind of a way is that to teach our kids?”

Read the full article on the New York Post: https://nypost.com/2020/10/23/tensions-boil-over-at-nyc-school-admissions-rally/