Save the mural of Pedro Albizu Campos in Ponce, Puerto Rico

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

 

The principal of the Pedro Albizu Campos School in Ponce, Puerto Rico, has announced a plan to eliminate the mural of…Pedro Albizu Campos.

In a tense meeting with the local school board on September 24, school principal Luis Pérez Crespo announced his intention to paint over the mural of Don Pedro, and refused the school board’s demand for any re-consideration of this decision.

“It is better to ask forgiveness, than to ask for permission,” Mr. Crespo reportedly told the school board. “One day you’ll enter the school, and the mural will be gone.”

Since Crespo was appointed as principal only two months ago, in July 2015, the removal of the Albizu Campos mural is one of his first administrative decisions.

It is a strange decision.

The mural has proudly adorned the entrance to the Pedro Albizu Campos School for the past 25 years, and was painted by renowned artist Miguel Conesa Osuna.

In addition, the school itself is named after Pedro Albizu Campos. A mural of Don Pedro is the last thing that should be removed from the school.

Would Crespo remove a portrait of Luis Muñoz Marín from the Luis Muñoz Marín high school in Barranquitas, or the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation in San Juan?

Would he tear down the photos of John F. Kennedy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government?

There’s a Roberto Clemente Statue outside of Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente…maybe Crespo could yank that down, and see how far he gets.

The destruction of Don Pedro in the school that bears his name makes absolutely no sense…unless there is a political agenda behind it.

Since the Pedro Albizu Campos Intermediate School is a public school, politics is absolutely forbidden.

If Crespo removes the mural of Don Pedro, he must be fired immediately, for the corrupt and inadmissible introduction of politics into a public school.

The school board, or the local leadership, should file for an immediate injunction – a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) – to prohibit Crespo from touching that mural, until the legalities and community sentiment are all straightened out.

Here is what Crespo is really doing:

He knows that over the last five years, the Pedro Albizu Campos School lost 18% of its students and 33% of its teachers. He knows that many more schools will soon be closing in Puerto Rico.

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/140863

Like a good little politician, Crespo wants to win Brownie points with the PPD and PNP, so that they don’t close his school – or if they do, so that they’ll re-assign him to another school. So Crespo takes a cheap shot, and destroys the mural of Don Pedro.

If he really cared about his students, if he were really serious about his job, he would be devoting himself to improving the reading and math scores at the Pedro Albizu Campos School, which currently stand at the bottom 20% of all middle schools in Puerto Rico.

http://public-schools.startclass.com/l/103531/Pedro-Albizu-Campos

Instead, Crespo wastes his valuable administrative time arguing with the school board, and playing politics with his office.

Teach your students, Crespo. Stop playing politics.

Leave the mural of Don Pedro alone.

If anyone wishes to call or visit Don Pedro’s school, to share your opinion about this, here is the information:

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos School

Carretera 2 Marginal El Tuque #3145 Bo. El Tuque

Ponce, PR 00728

Phone: 787-841-2548

 

10 Comments on “Save the mural of Pedro Albizu Campos in Ponce, Puerto Rico

  1. He is “Petite” Yanki, or in “Boricua” un ‘piti” yanqui. o mas clarito, un “gusanito” arrastraos, “lambe” tuerca” .La falta de respeto no es solamente a la memoria del Prócer. Pero
    a la comunidad, a Puerto Rico. Sobre todo al artista , que es su creación. Y el arte es “sagrado.
    do”.

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  2. Tipico ejemplo de una mentalidad colonial. Satisfacer a su amo. Como perro que eres.

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  3. Ese mural se debe quedar donde esta. No se debe jugar a la politica sucia. Estos pitiyankis acomplejados que se averguenzan de ser Puertoriqueños si no les gusta PR que se vayan a joder a cualquiera de los 50 estados de sus amos. Son siempre los mismos añagotaos que se pasan atacando todo lo que es Puertoriqueño. El pueblo debe de decir basta ya llamar al principal este de buche y pluma y dejarle saber su sentir.

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  4. This man has his priorities all screwed up. His first administrative decision should have been how can I help my students to improve their reading and math scores,instead of going for brownie points. The school board should fire this lgnoramus.

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  5. Evitemos esa idea disparatada,saquemos la politica y a movernos para que no suceda!!!!

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  6. With the results his school is getting, a person like Crespo shouldn’t even be there to begin with. Should be fired YESTERDAY for being so incomptetent. If the person who appointed him knew what a piece of you know what he was before appointing him, he/she should be fired too.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is completely senseless …. leave the mural alone!
    “Like a good little politician, Crespo wants to win Brownie points with the PPD and PNP, so that they don’t close his school – or if they do, then re-assign him to another school. So Crespo takes a cheap shot, and destroys the mural of Don Pedro.”

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  8. Preferiria pensar que un Puertorriqueno no pudiera llegar tan lejos en indecencia y bajesa.

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  9. This Crespo needs to focus on things that made Pedro our hero & not on font stories he chooses to stand behind. Why doesn’t he participates in protest to ban on Christopher Columbus monumental “construction process” ??? That piece of dog feces SHOULDNT EVEN HAVE A COMMEMORATIVE DAY IN THE CALENDAR. FOHWTBS!!!! REALLY CRESPO? INCIPIDO E INMORAL. TU MANERA DE RESPETAR TU PATRIA ES RINDIENDO HONOR A LOS QUE ASESINARON A MUESTROS ANCESTROS? (CC) Y QUERER DERRUMBAR EL Q DEFENDÍA CON SU PROPIA VIDA TUS DERECHOS Q HOY GOZAS??? HIPOCRITAAAAAA. ABANDONA TU PUESTO Y VETE A TRABAJAR EN EL VERTEDERO MUNICIPAL. NO SIRVESSS

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