Chants for Stop Closings of Schools
It was invigorating, picketing, chanting, doing what we could to try to save our schools. There were lots of people, great signs and terrific chants. To me, the best part was seeing all the young people who came out to save their schools. There was even a young man from Packemin HS present. He is smart enough to know that while we are not slated to be closed, we could and probably will end up on this list if Bloomberg has his way.
I also got to meet some cool people, people who know me as POd teacher and now have a face and a real name to go with the pseudonym.
It was tiring to run to Manhattan and walk a picket line after a long day of work, but it was worth it, something I will gladly do again.
Here are some of the chants I got in a GEM e-mail.
Students-Parents-Teachers United !
Will never be defeated!
Shut down the DOE - Not Public Schools.
Shut down the Mayor …….
School DEMOCRACY - YES.
THE Mayor’s Dictatorship - NO!
What do we want?
- NO CLOSING SCHOOLS
- NO PRIVATIZATION
- NO CHARTER SCHOOLS
- When do we want it? – NOW!
STOP THE DRIVE TO PRIVATIZE
Fix our Public Schools; don’t privatize.
Bail out Public Schools; Not Wall Street.
Public Education YES….
Private CHARTER Schools - NO.
Hey, hey, ho ho.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS Gotta Go.
Hey, hey, ho ho
PRIVATIZING’S Gotta Go.
Bloomberg’s Gotta Go.
MERYL TISCH’S GOTTA GO.
Quality COMMUNITY Schools, NOW!
Keep Public schools PUBLIC.
DOE SAYS SHUT DOWN,
WE SAY FIGHT BACK!
KLEIN SAYS TEST & DATA,
WE SAY FIGHT BACK!
BLOOMBERG SAYS CHARTERS,
WE SAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
WHEN TEACHERS WIN -- STUDENTS WIN
WHEN STUDENTS WIN – TEACHERS WIN
WHAT’S DISGUSTING? UNION BUSTING! (re: charters)
1 2 3 4 – WE CAN’T TAKE IT ANY MORE
5 6 7 8 – SMALL CLASS SIZE - JUST CAN’T WAIT ….(Quality public schools)
IT’S STUDENTS WE PROTECT
THEY SAY: Close schools!
WE SAY: Fix schools!
HEY, HEY, WE’RE NOT FOOLS,
WE FIGHT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Money for Schools; Not for Wars!
FIGHT --- FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION NOW!
PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE HERE TO STAY
THEY’RE NOT BLOOMBERG’S ANYWAY
School Closings, No
Charter Schools, NO
Quality Public Schools, YES