Asean Johnson for president. Seriously. This 9-year-old is a third-grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary in Chicago. He was downtown on Monday at the rally to protest the city’s plan to close dozens of Chicago’s public schools, and he delivered a powerful speech that should put Rahm Emanuel to shame.
In the following interview Johnson explains that his school shouldn’t be closing because they are up to city standards. He also reveals that he has been reassigned to Mount Vernon Elementary where the threat of becoming the victim of gang violence is very real.
This kid certainly has a bright future ahead of him. We hope that he continues to get the proper education and support that he deserves.