Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill Turque of the Washington Post has a story today focusing on the closing of Stevens Elementary School in N.W. Many people, the reporter notes, are upset about the loss of a historic property. The school used to teach freed slaves, was opened in 1868 for this purpose, and is
a school whose halls were walked by singer Roberta Flack, community activist and talk show host Petey Greene, Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King and former president Jimmy Carter's daughter, Amy.So instead of losing this site as a place to educate children the city should turn it over to the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts. We would jump at the chance to have a downtown location at 21st and K Streets. Just think of it, we could then do our performances at the Kennedy Center. Perfect.