Parents, students protest plan to pull plug on East Flatbush school program

Brooklyn parents, students and educators turned out in droves Monday to protest the closing of a medical science program at Intermediate School 232.The Department of

EAST FLATBUSH - Brooklyn parents, students and educators turned out in droves Monday to protest the closing of a medical science program at Intermediate School 232.

The Department of Education (DOE) plans to terminate the program when it closes the school in several years. The science program allows students to gain hands-on experience at area hospitals, such as Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

Parents are demanding the DOE reconsider its decision. They argue more public schools need similar programs to give students real-world experience.

United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten joined the protest at the East Flatbush school to lend her support to parents.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 1 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 2 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
3 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 4 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
The two men who robbed a 9-year-old boy 5 Police: 2 men led 9-year-old away, robbed him

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE