For all the silly Hitler talk we see, this one certainly is original. Now a school is like Hitler. Ironically enough, that illiterate quote in the headline was on display at a New York City public school. I surmise the kids and teachers at charter schools know how to spell.
The latest salvo in Harlem's space wars between charter schools and public schools is a stencilled poster comparing a charter school to the Nazis.Too late. I suspect a teacher was the one responsible for that idiotic poster. What kids would know to talk about Hitler and tyrants? But they're too humiliated to admit it, so they throw some anonymous kid under the bus. How professional of them.
A misspelled sign on the wall of Public School/Middle School 149 in Harlem reads, "Charter schools are like Hitler, tyrents trying to take what's not thiers!"
Photos of that poster and others critical of Harlem Success Academy, provided to the Daily News by charter school officials, were hung up in advance of a hearing on the schools' space-sharing arrangement this week.
"It's shameful that 631 children who have done nothing wrong...have to be subjugated to bigoted language from those so committed to the status quo, that they will lie, intimidate and slander to try to get their way," said the charter school founder Eva Moskowitz.
Moskowitz noted her school is one of the city's best elementary schools, scoring in the top 10 on state English exams last year after the state raised the standards for passing the test.
PS/MS 149 PTA president Sonia Hampton said the stencilling was the work of a student and was removed from the walls when a Harlem Success official notified the principal.
"I don't want the children to see this," she said. "When Harlem Success brought it to our attention, we took it down."