Just a quick note about the controversy around school closings in the neighborhood. Shaw we knew was slated to close and I hope it sits for a while so that nothing obstructs my view. Garrison is more concerning. Garrison on St Street between 11th and 13th is a prime school facility with a field and everything. It may be a bit dated but I would hate to lose this great centrally located facility.
Additionally I think the parental association at Garrison is really coming together to make this a great school. Similar to the Ross School further west, parents are helping to fix up the grounds, apply for grants including the recent gift of a new library from Target, and push administrators to make it the best school possible. i would hate to see these parents having to ship their kids to other neighborhoods when we have a big piece of land like Garrison to modernize and take advantage of.