Although advance notice was minimal, and most people had no idea that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was visiting Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Charter School in Harlem, hundreds of protesters showed up. Ryan briefly stopped in the Mickey Mantle public school (P.S. 811) that is co-located with Success Academy. The public school is devoted to students with special needs. Eva tried to push out PS 811 a few years ago to make more space for her school, which is infamous for excluding the students enrolled in the Mickey Mantle School.
Leonie Haimson gathered pictures of the protest.
It is ironic that Ryan would be invited to visit any school in Harlem, since his health care bill will leave the parents of these students without health insurance.
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