~ For the teachers at Lindblom who danced together while preparing for a strike. You are appreciated. Thank you for being the superheroes without the capes.~
When Teachers Strike
When teachers strike, they are called hungry
When teachers strike, they are called ungrateful
When teachers strike
When teachers strike, they strike for others
Teachers strike for the student whose voice is not heard
Because there are 40 other students in a class, whose voices are just as important
Teachers strike because there are opportunities in school but not the support
We students are called the future
But what happens when the future is just as bad as the present?
There will be no teacher superheroes to swoop in to save the day
Teachers are superheroes, but their powers have been overlooked
We have become so accustomed to the feeling of having a teacher, that we forgot the feeling of being without
Teachers are just not teachers
Teachers are human
So when teachers strike
They are not hungry or ungrateful or greedy
When teachers strike, they remind us that their superpowers should not be taken for granted
Teachers strike for a better future and a changing present.
When teachers strike, I strike for a change.
Black and white photo: Chicago Teachers Union members take to the streets on Friday, October 18. Photo credit: Ricardo Cervantes.
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