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Save Shuang Wen (PS 184M)

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Shuang Wen, aka PS 184M, is a treasured educational gem of the Lower East Side. In the short amount of time it has been in operation, it has gained a reputation for educational excellence. This is a highly focused school with a rigorous dual language curriculum with the mission of raising cultural awareness and global citizenship. This achievement is a result of years of hard work, commitment from teachers, staff, students and parents alike. Our school is thriving because our children, parents and faculty are equally dedicated to providing a safe encouraging environment to grow and expand. The Chancellor of the Department of Education has plans to squeeze another school into a school with high enrollment demands that is already becoming crowded. It is unfair and inhumane of the DOE to shuffle children around without any consideration to the short term and long term negative impact for students of both PS 184M and District 75. PS 184M is a self-elected uniform school with a laser focus on educational excellence, the Chinese language and cultural exploration. We need your help and support to stop the plan to impact both the kids of Shuang Wen PS 184 and District 75 by squeezing them into one building. Both the Mayor and Chancellor Klein cite Shuang Wen PS 184M as a successful role model for NYC schools. Squeezing another school into a growing school that needs to expand to meet their high enrollment demands will not only be a disservice to PS 184M school, but to the children of District 75 and the Lower East Side community. It will create over-crowding, disruption, chaos and safety issues on top of compromising the learning ability of all children. Please sign this petition and save a model school for the sake of our future: our children.


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