“Education is our right! That is why we have to fight!”
Those were the chants started by 9-year-old Asean Johnson of Chicago who was upset that a whopping 50 schools are going to be shut down. Young Johnson, who attends Marcus Garvey Elementary School, goes in on Rahm Emmanuel for his lack of support, according to Smoking Section. “Rahm Emmanuel does not care about our schools. He does not care about our safety.”
“Don’t do this to me. You know what happens to kids in this city. I need this.”
I’m not sure it will ever make sense to close schools, especially in a major city like Chicago, versus attempting to make them better. And what Asean Johnson said in the video was pretty spot on. As if enough isn’t happening in Chicago already with the rampant gun violence, I’m sure school closures will only add to the mess the city is in.