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I AM 38: Because Education is a Civil Right

Publication date: Aug 17, 2012

Source: The Huffington Post

I’m at my children’s school fundraiser. I’m eating pizza and holding coupons in my hand, wondering how many of these I have to attend to fund my children’s education. In front of me I see a person inside a hot thermal mouse costume dancing around my kids. This person is Chuck E. Cheese, and he (or “it”) is helping fund my children’s elementary school’s education. Laughing children surround this pizza-loving rodent. He is in the fifth level of minimum wage hell, but I’m not laughing because as a parent I know that funding public schools is the most important investment I can make. Public K-12 education has been gutted in the past three years, and I’m particularly angry because these school children are most likely — at least in California — to be Latino.

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