Parents, teachers and community members in a Hispanic section of Williamsburg say they are shocked and dismayed that the Department of Education (DOE) plans to “shoehorn” another middle school into their kids’ school building which already houses an elementary school and a middle school.
Hundreds at P.S. 196 and M.S. 582, at 207 Bushwick Ave., rallied in protest before a hearing Monday evening, calling the city’s plan outrageous and even racist. Roughly 80 percent of the students at the schools are Hispanic, while the rest are mostly black.