The Front Lines of School Reform

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When a group of mothers from the South Bronx realized their kids were going to some of the worst schools in New York City, they got loud, got organized and decided to do something — and in the process they discovered they had the power to affect change.

The Bronx Moms say their schools are still struggling with too few books, vanishing after-school programs, and crumbling buildings. But they are not giving up, nor letting anyone — including themselves — off the hook.


Vanessa Melendez, parent from the Bronx

Jewel Randolph, parent from the Bronx