Parents protest state of Bruce Monroe classrooms

A diverse group of parents and children marched in the quickly heating sun to urge the construction of walls in the school’s open-space classrooms on the morning of May 25 in front of Bruce-Monroe Elementary School at 3012 Georgia Avenue NW. “DCPS, are you teaching our kids to lie?” one mother shouted into a megaphone. “No more lies, we want action,” another called, with mimicking cries echoing from the crowd. Beginning in April 2001, Parents and Friends of Bruce-Monroe began a campaign writing petitions, making phone calls, sending e-mails and visiting the superintendent’s office to insist walls be constructed to enclose the open-space classrooms the school has on its second floor. (Download PDF)