Join the National Fight for the Schools Our Children Deserve
Sign the petition and share a selfie on social media!
For over two weeks, a dozen parents, teachers and community members have been leading a hunger strike to save Dyett High School in Chicago – and in so doing they have inspired education justice organizers across the country. The brave and courageous actions of the Dyett 12 stand as a shinning example of the dedication and passion that drives social change and the struggle for justice.
Today the Dyett Hunger Strikers took their fight to Washington, D.C., where they delivered a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and asked him to intervene in Chicago. They also held a national press conference this afternoon with representatives from The Advancement Project, The Schott Foundation for Public Education, The Coalition for Community Schools, The Center for Popular Democracy, The Journey for Justice Alliance, The Alliance for Educational Justice, AFT and NEA.
Here are two quick ways you can support the Dyett Hunger Strikers and the national fight for the schools all our children deserve:
#FightforDyett selfie via @zansari8.
1. Sign our petition to show that you agree our nation needs more sustainable community schools like the one the Dyett 12 are fighting for and that you are committed to joining the fight.
2. Take a selfie with a #FightforDyett sign. Share the picture on Twitter and Facebook and say why you support the Dyett Hunger Strikers and community schools.
We must stand together as a national force against those who seek to privatize our public schools, dissolve elected school boards and shut out the voices of parents, teachers and students.
Join our national network of people taking action to win the very kind of schools that the Dyett Hunger Strikers are demanding.