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Crenshaw High School Alumni ain’t having it

Crenshaw-footballMembers of the Crenshaw High School Alumni Association have reached out to 2 Urban Girls due to their disgust and outrage over what is transpiring at the school.  After long-term coach Paul Knox was did wrong by cross town rival Dorsey, a certain elected official is trying to ramrod Coach Robert Garrett.  Word is CD8 Chief of Staff Bernard Parks Jr. introduced a motion to name the Crenshaw High School football field after his father, current councilman, Bernard C. Parks.

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This wouldn’t be a problem if the elder Parks was visible and supportive of the nationally recognized school and their sports program.

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You may recall not never seeing Councilman Parks at a football, basketball, baseball and/or graduation ceremony have you?  If so, please forward a picture for our correction.

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Alumni want the field named after Coach Garrett who brought the school their first championship back in 1992.  CM Parks is neither alumni nor a former student.

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2 Urban Girls agrees that Coach Garrett’s name should be emblazoned across the field for eternity. Teachers put their lives on the line for the kids, in spite of economic uncertainty in the district, and to be shoved aside for a self-serving politician is despicable and WRONG.  Thoughts?


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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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