We are artists standing in solidarity with Chicago’s teachers in their fight for fair pay and decent schools against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We recognize that as artists and community members we have an interest in fighting for everyone’s right to a healthy education and access to the arts. Indeed, time and time again, the arts have proven to be an indispensable ingredient to a decent education!
We therefore believe that defending arts education means standing strong with those fighting the hardest to protect our schools: teachers, and the parents and students who support them. If you agree then sign the statement, and get involved in the struggle.