The first post of the New Year and the first post since a hunger strike had been announced. Lots to tell, lots to explain.
PS 154 is not closing thanks to the hunger strike, even an abbreviated one at that.
I have learned that when one announces a hunger strike, one should notify one's spouse, or at least talk it over with said spouse. Last Wednesday, the 2nd, when I got home I got quite an earful from my wife and just as importantly, from my doctor. My doctor informed me that in my condition the lack of food will kill me much sooner than a normal hunger strike would.
So in essence I had to abort the hunger strike after 12 hours, but not the perception of the hunger strike. As one person told me long ago, "perception is reality," and the perception was that there was to be a hunger strike to the end to save 154 and it worked. They blinked first.
Also, what saved the school was the exposure of those in charge got here on this blog concerning the what led to 154 being put on the closure list. Check it out here, here, here, and here.
So is PS 154 out of the woods? Not likely. From what we have been told, a school does not get closed the first time it is on the list. We can still be on it next year, and with the new non-zoned schools now the the norm in District 7, not only will we see the enrollment drop but with that the money as well.
So is the Titanic sinking? Not quite, but it is listing to the side a bit. Resumes should be gotten ready and thank God the Open Market will soon be online.