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An inauguration day party in Harlem for charter schools

A postcard Democracy Prep sent out inviting other schools and parents to their Harlem Armory inauguration party.
A postcard Democracy Prep sent out inviting other schools and parents to their Harlem Armory inauguration party.
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I’m planning to spend next Tuesday at this event in Harlem, where a bunch of charter schools — more than 30 last I heard — will be gathering to celebrate inauguration day. School leaders at Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem planned the event after being disappointed in their first plan, to take the whole school to Washington, D.C. The day will include student performances, art projects, and some political work too.

As the postcard Democracy Prep sent out to advertise the day makes clear, the party will also be a chance for charter school supporters to make a political statement in favor of school choice.

Now that the ELA test has been postponed, I’m guessing other schools are making inauguration plans, too. Leave yours in the comments section.

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