Black People : Philadelphia Parents and Workers Launch Hunger Strike Against Mass School Firings

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    Published on Monday, June 17, 2013 by Common Dreams
    Philadelphia Parents and Workers Launch Hunger Strike Against Mass School Firings
    'I am fasting for the children'

    - Sarah Lazare, staff writer
    Philadelphia public school parents and workers launched a hunger strike today to protest city plans to gut the public school system by shuttering 23 schools and canning nearly 4,000 school workers.
    The mass firings, which were announced June 7, include the elimination of 1,200 aids tasked with responsibilities that include ensuring school safety and serving food to students. Schools on the 'Persistently Dangerous Schools' list are included in the number that will lose safety staff.
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/17-8?print
     
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