December 6, 2007 — In the end, they’re choosing principle over their principal.
Parents of 10 of 13 members of the renowned PS 70 Bronx chess team have decided to forgo tomorrow’s national championships in Houston because the school’s principal is barring their coach.
At an early-morning protest in front of the elementary school yesterday, parents said the decision to keep their kids home was a heartbreaker, but that longtime coach Jonathan Alejandro merited their support.
“We only want to go if Mr. Alejandro goes,” said 9-year-old Emely Herasme.
Source: NY Post