Student-Written Play About Education Reform BANNED

Fourteen students from two New York City schools — Jamaica High and Queens Collegiate — wrote an impressive play about school reform under Superintendent Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, based on the classic play “Antigone.” They we…

Fourteen students from two New York City schools — Jamaica High and Queens Collegiate — wrote an impressive play about school reform under Superintendent Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, based on the classic play “Antigone.” They were rehearsing to perform the play — complete with music, visual projections and lights — when they were told that their principals had decided not to allow them stage it. The play, titled “Declassified: Struggle for Existence (We Used to Eat Lunch Together,” was banned.

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