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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of Proposed Demolition and Rehabilitation of Booker T. Washington High School - 1201 S. Roman Avenue, New Orleans, LA - Seeking Public Comment "
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Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: Forest park, GA
1201 S. Roman Ave., Booker T. Washington High
Comments: Booker T. Washington is a critical anchor for Central City and the community in and around B.W. Cooper. New Orleans is still reeling from Katrina, largely because the poorest New Orleanians have had so little say in rebuilding their own neighborhoods. The BTW community has made it clear that they want the school to provide vocational training, something that New Orleans also desperately needs at present. As a native New Orleanian, a graduate of New Orleans Public Schools, and a Katrina volunteer first responder for ARES and Red Cross, I emphatically register my support for preserving Booker T. and ensuring that this community anchor remain firmly in place, offering a way out of gangs and drugs for some of our city's most impoverished young people.