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5th August

First Published in The New York Sun, August 5, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The demonstration on Monday of a reported 80 teenagers in front of City Hall protesting the presence of the police in city schools is part of a campaign to thwart the centerpiece of Mayor Bloomberg’s program to restore order in the city’s most dangerous schools. I predict that by this time next year there will be far more protesters available to the adults behind these demonstrations who shamelessly exploit children to further their own radical political goals.

Even as the students protest the policies of the Department of Education, the department is giving their adult handlers control over a new high school that will open next month, the Bronx Leadership Institute. Some 120 pupils will begin class in September to undergo training — perhaps brainwashing is a better word — to protest the “establishment.”That means you, Mr. Bloomberg. (more…)