A year ago this week, twelve people went on a hunger strike to keep Dyett High School open. They wanted the school open to the public and not be turned into a charter school. They also wanted a leadership and green technology based curriculum.
After 34 days, the group ended their strike.
Chicago Public Schools reopened Dyett this year with an arts curriculum. Jeanette Taylor was one of the hunger strikers. She says her daughter is going to South Shore high school. But Taylor says she’s going to watch Dyett and may let her son go there in two years when he’s eligible. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo reports.