About This School
In 2011, PS 90 Edna Cohen School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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PS 90 Edna Cohen School Reviews
I am appalled by the attitude of Ms. Hawkins and wonder if she is a converted Muslim. Stopping the song " God bless the U.S.A." like she did in that play borders on Atheism, and should not be a principal at a school with that attitude. She and the School district probably approve of homosexual and sex classes and how to masturbate also.
To the principal, I have a bumper sticker that says, "Does my American flag offend you? CALL 1-800-LEAVE THE USA!" Feel free to do so. (Veterans like me gave you that right....USE IT!
I think what the principal is doing is outragious and discriminating. If she does not want a song about our Country to be sung because it might offend others maybe she should go to some other Country to live. Thats why people come from other Countries here to live its a disgrace we cannot celebrate our Countrys' songs but we can Justin Beaber Baby Baby this is why we want to change the policy so we can fire someone like her our Country is the best and you cant change that GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!! and our Brave Military who gives you the right to do what you are trying to do You should be ashamed of yourself
Obviously, this school is run by a principal who hates America. This is an unfortunate message for her to pass on the the students.
The Principal obviously has some real problems with Americanism. Apparently, it's offensive to non-Americans that American's would proudly stand up to defend America. She would not let God Bless the U.S.A. be played at a graduation ceremony because she didn't want to offend "other cultures." Can't wait until UNIONS are totally wiped out and we can get some VALUABLE AMERICA LOVING teachers. We will GLADLY OVERPAY THEM!
The principal is an ignorant, unpatriotic moron and should leave the country. ...what a "jerk"!
What is wrong with you people. Why are you banning patriotic songs because you are afraid of offending someone of a different culture. This is America, why would it offend someone for singing such a song in their own country? Would you be offended if someone in England sang "God Save the Queen" in their own land? Grow up people and stop worrying about minorities. This is our land not theirs.
I think this school needs to remember it is in America, the melting pot of cultures. It is absurd to rather have children sing a song about teenage sex instead of a song teaching about patriotism and reminding children they have every opportunity in this country because of the men that came before them, that have died for their right to be free.They are living in a free America and should be taught all that it means to be able to do so. I find it extremely sad that 1 teachers religious views rule over all the childrens rights, the right to a free country, the rights to grow up and be whatever they choose, the right to express themselves, the right to sing a song that will instill pride in their country. If this teacher does not like living in America and what it stands for, she should leave. What kind of lives would some of these children have living in the country of their culture? Nobody expects them to give up their beliefs but it is not wrong to acknowledge that they have many more opportunities living in this country and it has everything to do with being a free country because of those that fought for it to be free, it teaches a pride in where they live and what they can do. I find it appalling that a song about teenage love is considered more appropriate to teach children than a love of their country. I fear what morals are being taught in that classroom. I hope that if our country is under attack in the future, this teacher will stand in front of the children that they have taught to ignore patriotism.
Principle should look for a new job
This school is really horrible. Until they lynch that moron, black, Jehovah’s Witness principal, that school will onlyh deserve to be burned to the ground
I think that the principal has no right to declare that the class could not have the playing of the patriotic song "God Bless America". Aren't the kids all American and just whom would it have offended, that is other than her? Seems her personal views trump all others. God help this country.
What I think is that your Principal Greta Hawkins should be fired. What a moron for not letting the kids sing "Proud to be an American". I appears to me that SHE is not proud to be an American. Unbelievable. Thank God she isn't in my state of Oregon.
I am disgusted by this bully of a principal. Enough is enough, now she has attracted negative national attention to the school with her hateful bias against a patriotic song. She is a racist herself and should be fired.
Besides having a Communist principal, it's likely a nice place for the kiddies.
I think your principle should be fired for pushing HER religious beliefs on the children of your school.
I don't think very much. The principal is nuts to be pulling a song like God Bless America. This country is getting crazy, we are too concerned about muslims and people that flee their backward regimes to come to a free country where we worship the true Creator.
Get rid of the principal
Greta Hawkins is a scumbag communist traitor who belongs in a JAIL CELL eating only maggots, because that's what she is.
I'll tell you what I think of your principal. She seems to have a grudge against the U.S. and like so many liberal minded (persons) uses the race card to shut up her distractors and forces her propaganda and bigoted views on the children of PS 90. When I had heard that she had stopped the Kindergarden class from singing I love the USA by Lee Greenwood I actually got sick to my stomach.
These young children had been practicing for months and looked forward to using this song in their finale.
The reason she used was to "not offend the culture of anyone". This makes no sense, since we are in the U.S. and not negatively offending anyone.
This is the hate America speech we hear from the Marxist, Communist, Liberals. People have been coming to this country for centuries to gain freedom of speech, religion and thought. To have a person who cares none for her students (babies, by the way) and uses her own RACIST agenda should be fired immediately.
I know this will never happen in our current situation, however, I needed to get my right to freedom of speech.
Greta you are a waste and detrement to the young minds that you are in charge of.
Good luck on your agenda to corrupt our youth.
By the way "Stand up America, I love the USA."
Principal Gretta Hawkins has banned God Bless America. She is a RACIST and Socialist who MUST be fired. She now has the perfect credentials to work for Obama.
I think your principal, Greta Hawkins, should be fired!
Fire the principal, Great Hawkins who refused to allow the students to sing "God Bless America." If she doesn't like living in America
she can move to another country. What is wrong with you?
I think the principal, Greta, needs to retire and find a life where she isn't negatively affecting others - especially children. Doesn't she know that she is in America and that we are a culture composed of many cultures? If people who live here don't want to praise America then they should go elsewhere!
I am responding to the principle banning the song "God Bless the USA " being sung at this school reasoning: offending other cultures. This make me furious. Reason: This is America. This is our Culture. Other cultures came here because they liked America. When we go to their country, we honor their culture. But for some reason, when they come they don't have to honor ours. I think this is a SHAME!. This principal needs to be fired. This is our Country and if you come here, you either honor ours or go back to where you came from so that you can honor your custom. Some of the people of this nation have compromised our country by doing this, I am an American and this highly offends me. We have got to take our country back and start honoring our Country again. We need to honor America by singing anything that has to do with our creator and our country. Gpd has carefully watched over and protected our country, Shame on you for not standing up for our country. All of you who think this way need be punished for doing such a thing. Our Country has protected you and is the reason you are free. But there are people like this principle who by doing these things are destroying the very fabric our country was founded on. You should apologize to America for doing what you did. There are a lot of Americans that are highly outraged because of how you have so disrespected our country. You owe America and the American people an apology.
Edna Cohen Mission statement- says We strive to help them apply their knowledge and skills to become contributing, responsible, and respectful citizens in a rapidly changing, diverse, and global society.
Yet the prin. Greta Hawkins, will not allow the little children to sing God Bless the USA, because she is afraid she will offend others? Sad day for NYC, school to have this person with no spine in leadership role. Obviously 9-11 she wants to forget. I am deeply sorry you have to keep this person on staff that is apparently ashamed of America.
Hawkins is a disgrace. Another example of why education reform is a must. Her position on the singing of a graduation song shows just one more reason why my kids attended a private school
Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School
I am a proud American taxpayer, and I am offended by Ms. Hawkins, people like her should be fired with NO benefits. She is in an American Public School System and should be proud of it. Have the kids sing "God Bless the USA, or look for a new country to work in.
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