Volume 20, Number 39 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | February 9 - 15, 2011
Photo by Aline Reynolds
‘Blackout’ response to girl’s letter
Two weeks ago, Martha Eckl-Lindenberg, above left, a third-grader at P.S. 364 (The Earth School), at Sixth St. and Avenue B, wrote and hand-delivered a letter to the office of Cathie Black, the Department of Education’s new schools chancellor, inviting her to an anti-charter school rally held last Thursday at City Hall. The letter read:
“New York City public school students, parents and teachers cordially invite you to hear our objections to the D.O.E.’s disastrous policies that are
destroying our schools. Come to hear our Real Reforms that can actually improve learning in our schools!”
Black never wrote back to or contacted Eckl-Lindenberg or her school to inform them that she was not going to attend.