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PTA leader who posted blackface images has resigned

May 4, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
P.S. 118, the Maurice Sendak Community School. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo
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The PTA co-president at a Park Slope elementary school resigned after photos of old-time performers in blackface that she posted on Facebook led to charges of racism, according to the Daily News.

The PTA of P.S. 118, the Maurice Sendak Community School, prompted an official investigation in February after Nadine Baldasare posted the photos as part of an invitation to a 1920s speakeasy-themed fundraiser. Department of Education officials on Thursday told the News that Baldasare resigned later that month. She wrote in an apology posted on Facebook that “there are no acceptable excuses for how this happened (it was late, I was tired, I was rushing, etc.) because no excuse can change what I know to be true.” Neither the new PTA leader, Nina Schroenen, nor P.S. 118 Principal Elizabeth Garraway commented on the issue.


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