Thursday, July 28, 2011

School #21

This is a photo of Victor Mravlag School #21 in Elizabeth, NJ. The school was recently demolished so a new bigger and more modern building can be built. I attended this school in the 1970's. It saddens me that this unique castle-like school, built in 1930, could not be saved. It was the focal point of the neighborhood. I am posting this photo as a reminder that this weekend is the S.O.S. (Save Our Schools) March in Washington, D.C. (see links at my sidebar) Thousands of educators, including Diane Ravitch, will be marching in Washington to protest test driven education reform and corporate takeover of our schools. I am thankful that so many educators are speaking out and standing up for what is right. I am working on a mixed media art piece about my old school and I will post a picture of it here at my blog. So many great memories. I hope we can save our schools.