‘We, the Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace, are pursuing a many-pronged campaign to bring Peace at Home and Peace Abroad by focusing on youth and the demilitarization of public education’
—“The West’s War on Children”
George N. Schmidt, Substance News
Evergreene Digest March 30, 2016
March 14, 2016 | The Veterans for Peace (VFP) organization announced on March 14, 2016 that it was launching a campaign to end the militarization of Chicago’s public schools. Members of the group have spoken at virtually every meeting of the Chicago Board of Education over the past few years, raising the same demand, but not one member of the Board has even asked them about their policy proposals.
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The veterans organization will be sponsoring five billboards across town pushing the theme “No Military in Chicago Public Schools. Education Not Militarization…” The billboards will be up from March through May 2016.
George N. Schmidt: a long-time high school teacher and publisher of Substance newspaper.
The West’s War on Children, Bruce Frohnen, the Imaginative Conservative / Intellectual Takeout
The prejudice against children begins from an immoderate desire for order.
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