Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 20

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Luis Garden Acosta discusses his and El Puentes participation in the Oceanhill Brownsville protest against a wall that segregated students. Garden Acosta explains that El Puente is about community driven schools (which include community driven charter schools) He critiques charter schools that are about creating a new system, like Eva Moskowitz has done with the Success Academy charter schools. He indicates that schools not focused on community control, like Success Academy, are not supportive of people who can not speak English; not supportive of young people with special needs; and they are very selective of who they will and will not support. He makes an emphasis on El Puente being community drive and providing resources to empower the community


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.20
Related Keywords
Bilingual education, Charter schools, High schools, Segregation
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy Charter Schools
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), Ocean Hill (is referenced), Brownsville (is referenced)
Related Dates
1960s, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 20: LGA.2015.05.15.20. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 30 Sep 2020.
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