Community goes on hunger strike for Dyett High School
In a last-ditch effort to call attention to what they believe is an unfair request for proposal (RFP) process led by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), protestors gathered at Dyett High School on Monday morning to participate in a hunger strike.
Anger has been building up in the community about the future of Dyett, 555 E. 51st St., which is the last open enrollment neighborhood school in Bronzeville. Members of the Coalition to Revitalize Dyett refuse to see the school become a contract school under CPS.
Members of the coalition include the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) and the Journey for Justice Alliance.