State of Our Schools: Rally held against ‘Brooklyn Friends School’

Dozens of teachers, parents and students gathered at Willoughby Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn Friday morning to rally against their school.

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2020, 12:53 AM

Updated 1,352 days ago

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Dozens of teachers, parents and students gathered at Willoughby Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn Friday morning to rally against their school. 
They say Brooklyn Friends School, an independent Quaker school, is attempting to terminate their teachers and staff union. 
Demonstrators say they have sent letters to the school with more than 100 signatures urging them to withdraw their petition and now they say they took to the streets to amplify their voices. 
"We're very taken aback that the administration and the board of trustees decided to bust this union after approving it so recently, and union-busting is just completely antithetical to our values and what we thought was the values of the school,” a parent tells News 12. 
As teachers wait for a decision to be made from the National Labor Relations Board, some say they're not sure of their future at the school -- uncertain if they'll even want to continue teaching there without a union.


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