“Unlike a lot of people, I don’t feel powerless. I know I can do something. But anyone can do something, it’s not about being special. It’s about deciding to do it – to dive into work for peace and justice and care for everybody on the planet.” Patch Adams.
On this day, Sept 8, 2015, there are ripples of actions to insist on being heard—will they spread? Will the point where people feel they have to take action like Dyett hunger strikers, Seattle teacher strikers, growing number of parents opting their children out of tests….will it widen sufficiently for those in power to have to take notice, listen and respond with their own actions and policies
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Parents and community members are entering the 4th week of a hunger strike in Chicago. While the issues may seem at first glance specific to Dyett High School, the protest is really about the top-down, private control school reform regime in Chicago and elsewhere. In essence the parents are demanding