Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jan. 15: Take Education Hunger Strike Protest To Tallahassee

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Two mothers of students at Ronald Reagan High School in the city of Doral in Miami-Dade County have put a new twist on protesting budget cuts: They're on a hunger strike.

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is quoted as saying that Floridians understand the cuts the Florida Legislature has to make, and that's why there aren't protesters in Tallahassee.

Well, it's time for a long and loud protest in Tallahassee. Bibiana Salmon and Malexys Morales, the hunger-striking women (water only), should lead all parents, teachers and students opposed to the cuts to the land of legislators who go on ritzy retreats and get lucrative college jobs, and a governor who spends six figures on a European trip during an economic downturn.

Looks like Charlie and the G.O.P. boys and girls could use a big dose of reality from their constituents, who actually have to live with their actions.

1 comment:

Hall Monitor said...

This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy stories from our schools.