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We Will Not Wait«»Up 11Down 2Principal Thompson: "In our country, one child out of ever four grows up not knowing how to read properly. Let me ask you, does that make you mad?"
Principal Thompson: "Good because I want you to be mad. We have 40 spaces for you in our school. So that means 400 of you are going to have to go out there and fight for something better, just like I did 10 years ago. I was a teacher, a parent of two. I was sending my kids to school but they weren't learning anything. Now I don't know everything, but I knew I had to do something to try to fix it and now Rosa Parks is third in the state. But when I first tried to start it, you know what they said to me? 'Hold on, wait, we're addressing the problem. Hold on, wait, they're making changes.' That word wait means they're not going to do anything about it. I said then and I'm saying it now, we will not wait. Are we going to wait while our kids are dropping out of school? Are we going to wait while the school system is failing us? We will not wait."
Crowd: "We will not wait! We will not wait!"
Jamie Fitzpatrick: "This is it. This is our school."
After listening to Principal Thompson fire up the crowd with his dedication to quality schools, Jamie is convinced that this school is the perfect place to send her daughter, Malia. The problem however lies in getting Malia accepted when only 40 spots are available.1 of 10
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