Friday, May 13, 2011

Teachers Revolt!


  Some serious budget cuts are being made and the teachers are not happy at all.  A rally was formed in the center of downtown which attracted overwhelming support.  Now I only need about half a reason to join in on a block party so I had to check it out.  It was pretty incredible.  People poured in from every angle to gather at the square.  Commuters and even buses honked their horns incessantly as the  rally waved their signs and shouted in protest.  There was lots of food, even a female Mariachi band that didn't sound too bad.  Speakers voiced they're outrage on stage while the crowd cheered them on.  I had seen other instances of the protests on the news, but it is always a different feeling to be there live in person.  It was amazing to be in the presence of so much energy as those involved passionately flocked together to create a voice of unity that would not be silenced.  I even had a little chat with a couple of the extremist just see what was on their minds.  I heard it all. If I had to choose, I would say the most popular subject would have been about communism, and the idea that the budget cuts are a result of a government effort to turn the people into drones.  Back on stage, the host speaker gave an example of how the district of Inglewood would be laying off  over %40 of its teacher workforce.  Those are pretty steep numbers. She even started a chant that took me waaay back..No JUSTICE, No PEACE! Well,  If they were looking to grab some attention they certainly got it, and to tell you the truth I don't blame them.  Think about it, if you sat down and made a list of the top 10 most influential people in your life  I'm pretty sure at least one of them would have to be a teacher.  They're a key instrument in shaping the young minds that pave the way to the future.


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