In Riverdale Press: Don’t Obliterate Clinton’s Future

DeWitt Clinton High School

“DeWitt Clinton High School should not be closed,” I write in the Points of View section of The Riverdale Press.  “That would accomplish nothing and would waste a valuable and unique opportunity.”

DeWitt Clinton High School should not be closed. That would accomplish nothing and would waste a valuable and unique opportunity. 

It has been argued that the history of a school does not matter, that it is only the present activities of the school that matters.

That is not the version of history that I learned at DeWitt Clinton. I learned that the past is important, that it is critical to the present. DeWitt Clinton High School has a story that stretches over 115 years, starring hundreds of thousands of students, parents, faculty and staff. 

By Syed Ali, The Riverdale Press

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