(photo by Matt Roth)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Assignment #: 31132
The boy’s locker room at the Baltimore Freedom Academy is in such dangerous disrepair, students are not allowed to use it.
The building housing the Baltimore Freedom Academy, a grade 6-12 Baltimore public charter school focusing in social justice, was built in 1960. Fifty years later, the school is in disrepair. Old pipes make water from the fountains undrinkable. Asbestos makes repairing/replacing the pipes a hazard. The school has no air conditioning which makes the year-round school unbearable in the summer. The most derelict area is the boys locker room, where students are not allowed.