A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School

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Media Outlet: New York Times

Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote for the New York Times about Jill Bloomberg, principal of Park Slope Collegiate in Brooklyn, who was investigated by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Special Investigations for alleged political organizing:

According to a letter sent to Ms. Bloomberg’s lawyers from the general counsel for the Education Department, Ms. Bloomberg and two unnamed teachers at the school are accused of belonging to the Progressive Labor Party, a Communist organization. They are also accused of recruiting students and inviting them to participate in the party’s activities, including marches.


Nikole Hannah-Jones is an Emerson fellow at New America. Hannah-Jones is a reporter at the New York Times Magazine. Prior to that, she was a reporter at the investigative reporting firm ProPublica and at newspapers in Oregon and North Carolina.