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    Posted September 11, 2012 by
    Chicago, Illinois
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Teachers: Why do you teach?

    Children on Chicago teacher’s rally


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     raym90 is the father of a second grader in the Chicago Public School system and participated in the strike with his son.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Thousands of people in Chicago participated in teachers’ rally, Monday, September 10th 2012. It was also followed by children (and, of course, their parents). Their participation gave its own color for this movement which is much filled by political messages. As some pictures above can say more, the children blended with their parents and everybody else who participated in the rally: they wore red clothes, they shouted, sang, and took hold the poster. Some children even gave a stronger message when they showed their stand on the teachers. One of them said, “Treat my dad with respect”.

    Despite their presence might be more because of the interests of the parents who cannot leave their alone, but the presence of these children reinforce the message that the teacher-student-parent cannot be separated in education. At the end of the day, these children who are the subjects, either benefited or even sacrificed in the strike.
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