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  • Students and Teacher photo:
  • No on 2 sign:
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Principles of Education and Organizing:

  • Myles Horton photo:
  • Paulo Freire photo:
  • Ella Baker photo:

Grassroots Organizing:

  • Save Our Public Schools rally photo:
  • Lift the Cap Banner photo:

Grassroots in Boston:

  • Boston Education Justice Alliance logo:
  • QUEST logo:
  • CPS logo:
  • TAG Boston logo:

Grassroots around the U.S.:

  • NEIFPE logo:
  • Raise Your Hand logo:
  • Texas Kids Can’t Wait logo:
  • Step Up Louisiana logo:


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