Queens

New York City Library Hosts Chinese Propaganda Exhibit on Tibet

The Elmhurst branch of the Queens Public Library in New York City announced on Friday that it would take down a Chinese government exhibit falsely depicting children in Tibet as happily learning the Tibetan language and living freely – a far cry from the repressive reality Beijing has imposed on the region.

Students for a Free Tibet organize protest on February 15, 2020, against a Chinese government propaganda exhibit at the Elmhurst Library in Queens, New York.

Teachers Criticize New York City High School’s Unwritten ‘No-Fail Policy’

Teachers at Maspeth High School in Queens, New York, say there is an unwritten “no-fail policy” at the high school prohibiting them from flunking their students — even if they don’t show up to class. As a result, the high school has enjoyed a 98 percent graduation rate, and was even awarded a National Blue Ribbon in 2018, an honor that one teacher described as laughable.

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