Hunger strikers continue their fight despite new Dyett plan

Hunger strikers continue their fight despite new Dyett plan
Hunger strikers continue their fight despite new Dyett plan

Hunger strikers continue their fight despite new Dyett plan

Save Dyett hunger strikers say they’ll continue their fight to re-open the school as a green technology hub, even after Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday it will open its doors again in 2016. CPS had phased out the school due to dwindling enrollment, but many people weren’t happy about it. Community groups came up with three competing proposals for a re-imagined Dyett, including that one focused on green technology. For two and a half weeks now, the people behind that idea have been on a hunger strike to push CPS into action. CPS says it’s heeded their call, and the district has a new plan to re-open Dyett as an open-enrollment neighborhood high school but with an arts-based curriculum. But the hunger strikers aren’t backing down. Here to talk about why is Jitu Brown of the Coalition to Save Dyett High School.