Charles Drew Elementary, closed 2012

Charles Drew Elementary, closed 2012

Jacob and I have been thinking about ways to support our public school system and demonstrate some of the potential that is being lost as some of these public schools, many in prime development locations, are closed. As visual thinkers, we thought that a photo essay may be the way to do it.

I have attached a snapshot of Charles Drew Elementary (closed last year) as a demonstration. The city skyline is visible from the playground which is situated on the edge of UPenn and Drexel campuses in an area with increasing residential real estate values. I would almost guess that most of the schools on this list are in similar neighborhoods where there is development pressure. If anyone has images of Drew that they would like to share, the good times and the bad- please add to this photo essay in Drew’s honor.