Every year, CUNY requests State and City money to address health and safety needs and keep our campuses in good repair and up to code. And every year, Albany and City Hall respond with budgets that don’t prioritize our working and learning conditions. Yes, there’s always some money for critical maintenance and capital improvements in the final budget, and our hardworking staff do the best they can under the circumstances, but it’s never enough. You know. Just look around.
That’s why PSC chapters at Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, Hostos Community College and Lehman College are taking part in the national #ReclaimOurSchools day of action on October 6th. Organized by educators, students and parents in 200+ cities, this social media campaign will publicize desperately needed repairs and upgrades. Please snap a few quick cell-phone photos of leaky ceilings, damaged walls, busted equipment—anything that needs fixing—and share them starting Oct. 6th on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ReclaimOurSchools