“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