Chicago hunger strike ends, but fight for Dyett High School continues

(Photo Credit: Chicago Teachers Union)

A group of parents, educators and local advocates in Chicago who’d been on hunger strike for nearly 5-weeks ended their action Saturday. The group was demanding more input regarding the future of their community high school located on the south side of Chicago. FSRN’S Nell Abram talks with the community organizer who started the hunger strike.

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Dyett Academic Center was shuttered in 2015 as part of a controversial approach to improving education at poorly performing schools. Dyett is now scheduled to reopen for the 2016-2017 academic year, but the community wants more voice in defining the curriculum. We are joined by Jitu Brown, who organized the action and fasted for 34-days. Welcome to FSRN.


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