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.”
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…
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