Bronx Principal Bans Black History

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Ironically, what set her off was not BLM, the Black Panthers or even Kwanzaa but the Harlem Renaissance. “The city is investigating explosive complaints from students and staff at a Bronx school saying their principal barred an English teacher from delving into black-history lessons — and targeted black teachers and students for abuse,” Christine Carrega and Ben Chapman reported in The New York Daily News last Saturday. “The Department of Education launched the probe after kids and educators leveled the allegations against Intermediate School 224 Principal Patricia Catania, who is white, the Daily News has learned.”

“The 26-year veteran of city schools remains in her $154,257 post even though students and staffers of color say she’s created a hostile environment since she took the top job at IS 224 in December 2016.”