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Chicago: America's Epicenter of Resistance

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At issue now is whether to "help or hurt our kids." Overcrowded classrooms left too hot in summer and too cold in winter hurts plenty.

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"When you lock down our schools with metal detectors and arrest brothers for play fighting in the halls, that hurts our kids."

"When you spend millions on your pet programs, but there's no money for school level repairs, so the roof leaks on my students at their desks when it rains, that hurts our kids."

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"When you unilaterally institute a longer school day, insult us by calling it a 'full school day' and then provide no implementation support, throwing our schools into chaos, that hurts our kids."

When you scavenge school budgets to enrich corporate favorites, that hurts plenty. Somebody ought to go to jail, said Barrett.

When you close schools, privatize others, fire teachers, disrupt the lives of kids, leave thousands without classrooms, prioritize bureaucracy and corporate interests over education, that not only hurts kids, "it basically ruins the whole idea of why we have a (school) district at all."

When you bargain in bad faith, you prove you want force-fed diktat authority, not equitable resolution.

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Barrett says he's "willing to sacrifice an awful lot to protect the students I serve every day." Striking isn't hurting them. Teachers walked out "to restore some semblance of reasonable care for students to this system."

"I ask anyone who does remotely care about the kids we teach and learn from and triumph and cheer and cry and grow with., to stand with us and fight for a better future for our kids."

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