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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Insert School Lunch Joke Here

School Board protesters in Miami-Dade are on a hunger strike. Huh?

This story is a little unusual. Two moms are so frustrated over a 5% cut in the school budget that they are camped out on the high school lawn staging a hunger strike.

Now, the school board is on their side (what school board is in favor of budget cuts?!), but the high school lawn is their chosen site of protest. I also think it's amusing that hunger strikes are now measured in hours. An early newscast reported, "These women have now gone almost 47 hours without food." The Sun-Sentinel article says, "two mothers passed their 71st hour of a hunger strike..."

I dunno... what do you think is an effective method of voicing these concerns?

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