dyett high school
They announced the end of the hunger strike on Saturday over health and safety concerns.
The group wants a local high school reopened as a green technology school.
Today's children are our nation's next generation of leaders. If we care about them, their future, and our nation's future, we must listen to their pleas and demand action and equity for all of our nation's public schools and students.
That in the city of Chicago in 2015 there are people who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month to simply have what their peers in the suburbs never even question -- an excellent, fully public school -- is heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time.
"This is their way of pushing us out of our own community."
He repeatedly declined to answer their questions about the future of a city school.
"Sometimes you have to put your own health on the line to get the attention of the world."
Rosenwald was a corporate magnate at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. But his greatest contribution to American life was as a philanthropist. Rosenwald seeded the development of more than 5,300 schools in rural African-American communities throughout the South.
Known as the "Dyett 12," hunger strikers are sacrificing meals and endangering their bodies to call attention to the neglect and disinvestment of neighborhood schools with a particular focus on Walter H. Dyett High School.
Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood.