DCPS

Schools slated for closure:

  1. Choice Academy @ Hamilton
  2. Davis Elementary School
  3. Ferbee-Hope Elementary School
  4. Kenilworth Elementary School
  5. M.C. Terrell/McGogney Elementary School
  6. MacFarland Middle School
  7. Mamie D. Lee School
  8. Marshall Elementary School
  9. Prospect Learning School
  10. Ron Brown Middle School
  11. Sharpe Health School
  12. Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson
  13. Spingarn High School
  14. Spingarn STAY High School
  15. Winston Education Campus

i know a lot of you guys don’t live in dc but PLEASE reblog this. if i have to see chicago school closings almost everyday and still reblog without hesitation, please do the same for me.

my ward (5) is losing FIVE schools. we don’t have many to start out with in the first place and we have the LARGEST RESIDENTIAL POPULATION OF ALL THE WARDS. THESE KIDS ARE RUNNING OUT OF SCHOOLS TO GO TO.

DO YOU SEE HOW MANY SCHOOLS WE ARE LOSING HERE? WE ARE AT A DISADVANTAGE HERE.

as a product of the dc public school system and a dc native, this actually breaks my heart.

i forget how to be excited for things. i spend so much time with fear bubbling up in my throat. all of the things i used to love either feel numb or like a well of anxiety. when i was seven i loved school, i loved new things, i loved meeting people. everything now is too loud and i’m so tired and i don’t know how to fake normal for more than a few hours at a time.