They no longer get to choose the placement of their lockers, for one. As of this year, lockers at Stuy are now assigned, which means kids can’t pick their own “in clusters with their friends.” And after what happened at Virginia Tech this year, the school installed a system that scans students as they walk in, which means students who skulk in late from lunch now get caught. The students blame new principal Stanley Teitel, whom they call Lord Voldemort, and have started a mini-uprising against his regime’s Guantánamo-like rules, including building a Website, StuyWatch.com, to document its crimes.” “Am I being unrealistic to try to know who’s in the building and who’s not?” Teitel wondered to the Sun. Maybe you are. Maybe, for teenagers, being cliquish and irresponsible is an inalienable right.
The Kids at Stuyvesant Aren’t Gonna Take It