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How To Protest: Simple, Symbolic -- & Irreverent

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Reverend Meeks and the other lawmakers and activists who are sending Chicago students to register at suburban schools are having a field day in the press -- and pushing for a $120M pilot initiative for Chicago schools.

From the Huffington Post Chicago, here's my take from a couple of weeks ago about the protest that's going down in Chicago right now.

"Meeks has combined the simplicity of the Little Village Mother's Day hunger strike by parents who wanted -- and finally got -- the new high school that had been promised to them with the irreverent, pointed quality of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a made-up religion created to protest the teaching of creationism in public schools. Not coincidently, Meeks is also reminding us of the days before Brown. Vs. Board Of Education."

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