9-Year-Old Chicago Student SLAMS School Board For Massive Teacher Layoffs [VIDEO]
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:45
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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In less than two minutes, nine-year-old Chicago Public School student Asean Johnson on Wednesday unloaded a heartfelt plea to save teachers while excoriating the Board of Education that signed off on last week's massive budget cuts and teacher layoffs.
"One thing I don't about this board is that you only give us two minutes to speak and you give these corporate businesses, what, an hour to speak?" the student said during his emotional speech.
The Marcus Garvey Elementary student first roused school closing protesters during three days of rallies in May when he gave a blistering speech that decried the school closings as racist while imploring school officials to invest in and support schools rather than close them.